Joined Jan. 9, 2010
6 months, 4 weeks agoTimRuggiero's comment on:
Holding operators accountable for spills, leaks, emissions and other visitors has nothing to do with the creation of jobs, the locale oniony or any other perceived benefit.
Ordinances by their definition are meant to protect people and their safety and welfare. Drilling proponents, such as Drilling Task Force member Ed Ireland -who isn't even a resident of Denton, are proof enough that current regulations are too lax and largely I enforced.
If thedrli g proponents want to argue that drilling I residential areas is perfectly safe, then none if them shod have the slightest issue with large costly fines when viations occur.
3 years, 4 months agoTimRuggiero's comment on:
I wonder how long THIS study will take? All the agencies, the worthless TRRC, the TCEQ just love to study, and then study some more. They can never have enough study. How many people have to die? What is the body count that is needed before ACTION is taken? Does everyone know that the TCEQ actually has an enforcement division? They have no teeth, and they have NEVER shut down one single operator, but they have an enforcement division. This problem is only going to get worse for all Texans, but especially those in these hot zones - Flower Mound, Dish, Denton and virtually anywhere in Wise County. (Radioactive water in Chico, tanks leaks abound) One of Flower Mound's biggest problems is that the Mayor and one Council Member have financial deals with one of the gas companies operating in Flower Mound. The Mayor and 2 of the Council Members voted NO to a drilling moratorium - that's right, they voted in favor of the gas company, not the people.