I’m tired. And I feel as though I’ve been backed into a corner and I’m being kicked by a bunch of big bullies. Over and over and over. I think the feeling among several of us is consensus.
Many of you, who have been following my blog recently, know Williams Gas and Oil Production is installing an industrial waste site right smack in the middle of our residential neighborhood. Residents were told the site would include a dehydrator, four compressors, and 27 condensate tanks. It’s absolutely the most unethical thing I’ve ever heard. So completely unethical and messed up that it makes the idea of having a totally nude roller derby panty party as a school fundraiser seem like a brilliant idea.
Does it not make total sense that if someone is profiting from the well, then the toxic waste the well creates should be dealt with where it’s produced?
AT. THE. WELL. SITE.
But no, Williams says let’s transport it and store it in the middle of a residential community full of innocent animals and children.
So in a desperate attempt to stop the insanity, on Tuesday, the ABC Alliance met with Commissioner Andy Eads, Judge Horn and Williams representatives to state that the Alliance’s desire is to move the permanent industrial waste facility back to the Wright and Blessing Well Pads. Williams gave several reasons for not moving the compressors and tanks back to the sites, but my favorite was “town officials do not want this.”
You heard that right.
TOWN OFFICIALS DO NOT WANT THIS.
Let’s get our birds lined up here:
Obviously, what Wayne Holt wants, Wayne Holt gets. And he gets it at the expense of the citizens he is supposed to protect. This battle has been going on for a long time. In fact, back in January citizens wanted to know why Wayne Holt wouldn’t keep his toxic crap on his own property. And it’s a completely fair question; if he is profiting from the well, why potentially poison the rest of the community with the toxins from those profits?
This is Wayne Holt‘s response:
I have no further comments, so if you’re trying to trap me, you’re not going to trap me.
Trap you? No one is trying to trap you, it’s a valid question that deserves a valid answer.
It’s the same answer the ABC Alliance is actively seeking. During the later part of the meeting on Tuesday, Williams finally stated that an alternate site was a better solution than one in the middle of our neighborhood. (Duh!) But an alternative site should not come at the expense of other families who live in a different neighborhood. The Alliance directly expressed that they would prefer the alternate site not be near homes, schools or churches. Williams would not disclose the alternate location and needs six months to a year to relocate.
Raise your hand if you believe that once Williams installs the industrial site at Jeter Road they will go to the expense of moving it later.
And if they do, how much you want to bet it’s going to be near one of our schools? I bet Wayne Holt would bet a lot.