"Everybody loves that new rig smell"
Only in Fort Worth would such an arrogant message via a giant billboard sprout in the heart of downtown.
The people that run Fort Worth (FW), Texas, the 16th most populous city in the USA, are hell bent on helping FW become the dumbest large city in the USA. Here's a short list of their accomplishments:
- FW was the first large city in the USA to allow natural gas (NG) drilling in all neighborhoods regardless of zoning class.
- FW has more UN-ODORIZED NG pipelines in neighborhoods than any large city in the USA.
- FW is th
e first large city in the USA to allow an UN-ODORIZED NG pipeline in the downtown corridor.
This new billboard in the downtown FW, just a few hundred feet from I-30, reinforces the fact that Fort Worth is out of touch with reality as Chesapeake completes installation of the downtown pipeline.
The real dangers and risks to public health and the environment are well known as these recent reports confirm. Please educate yourself, raise hell and/or move out of the shale patch, if you can.
An Exploratory Study of Air Quality Near NG Operations:
Filming Dirty Air:
Flowback: How the Texas NG Boom Affects Health and Safety: