Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday **DOUBLE FEATURE** Matinee

Note: The above video, from YouTube, has had to replace the CNN iReport video described below. The videos are essentially alike (same line up of 'stars'); however, due to a built-in feature which started playing the CNN video automatically, a problem arose when other posts moved this video farther down the page.

Follow the link below to see the CNN iReport version.
This video, from Spatula Blogger Elizabeth Burns' CNN iReport, stars an endless lineup of Exxon groundwater wells venting "the volatile organic compounds out of the groundwater here at the old Seeligson Gas Plant in Jim Wells County, Texas, on the edge of the Premont city limits. Exxon made billions here in the 1960's and 1970's and still hold all this acreage in old leases. Premont's municipal water tower [which apparently draws water from this area] is full of metals, components of produced water and volatile organic compounds.
Exxon has notified The Texas Railroad Commission of the problem... specifically separate phase hydrocarbons, BTEX, and metals in the groundwater that had leached from the pit. However... Neither Exxon nor the Texas Railroad Commission has warned the people in Premont about drinking from the municipal water supply."
Read Mrs. Burns' complete report, and leave comments for CNN HERE.

Then, turn up the volume and listen for an aborted cameo appearance by BRADFORD COUNTY in the midst of misrepresentation, evasion and obvious discomfort.



  1. Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, is a bad man. As I watch his body language, I can tell that the truth was getting too close for comfort in this exchange. He really looks ill at ease. And that little man next to him who reminds me of a little puppy dog, with his multiple "excuse me, excuse me," outbursts, was almost funny if he weren't so obnoxious.

    A citizen from French Azilum and Rochester, NY

  2. ...obnoxious, and scary, cause he was apparently from the Boston Globe... and not all that interested in getting to the truth...



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