Backhoe stirring up the goo/benzene/etc. in Gardendale pit! Berry Petoleum considers this ‘state of the art’ closing of a waste pit in Gardendale. Pour dirt in, stir it up, and cover…voila! A safely covered pit containing toxic chemicals! Hope that big ‘stir stick’ didn’t puncture the liner! Don’t worry Gardendale..this all has the approval of the RRC! It is cheaper to leave it buried on your land than to haul it off! The bozos doing the dirty work for Berry is Talon, the same group of yahoos that used brine to wet down another pit they were remediating! Can we trust them? Not based on their previous history in Gardendale!
Posted: September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized
Posted: September 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
This photo was taken by a Gardendale resident. This is a good reason that Berry should provide netting over their open pits..and secure fencing. However, this could present a problem…if the pits were covered to protect children and animals would that inhibit the off gassing of the volatiles in those pits? Of course, Berry might respond..”Not to worry…those volatiles will be removed (with full approval of the RRC and TCEQ) from the air when safely filtered by your lungs! Bumpkins in Gardendale, remember we have fancy environmental experts to guide our steps and your politicians like us too! However, if we ever get a whiff of the stink you allegedly claim to smell in Denver we will surely look into it!”
Berry’s Broke Frac Tank! The side of it collapsed allowing the fluid to flood property in Gardendale. Do they not have any quality control? Do they not watch their subcontractors? Apparently it is easier just to fix it after it breaks than to do it right the first time! Hope it was ‘just water’! Cheesh! Gardendale deserves better than these incompetents!
Posted: August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
Posted: August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
Gardendale residents! Stand up for your land! Or stand by helplessly as Berry Oil takes it for their own use because they have ‘rights’! What about your rights to enjoy your own land bought and paid for with your hard earned dollars?
Gardendale Residents Take on Oil Company in Court – Permian Basin 360.
Posted: August 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
Attn: Diane Klancher
Permian Asset Manager
Dear Ms. Klancher,
Following this introduction is a letter sent to me by a member of the Gardendale Accountability Project. Should you be interested in improving your company’s relationship and public image with our group please read it and consider our viewpoint and the viewpoint of the writer, namely, that some of your employees are bullies and are behaving as they did in junior high. If you desire to meet and try and work out some of these issues we will be glad to do so in a neutral setting.
From: a member of the Gardendale Accountability Project
After three and one half years of dealing with what I’ll call the “seedy” side of the oil business, I have figured a few things out. The issues are so complex that they could not possibly be explained in one writing so I will concentrate on just one, the BMOC syndrome. I believe that this tendency was formed in early childhood and developed rapidly in junior high and high school. It is a character flaw so insidious that if not corrected, can and has become an epidemic in our society. It is really nothing new under the sun, it just happens to be rearing its ugly head in our community in an alarming way.
Everyone who attended junior high or high school understands this malady of the human soul. I am not formally trained in psychiatry but one does not have to be to understand this scourge on humanity. It is the basis of a large portion of the suffering we all endure while on this earth. This detestable trait runs parallel with big money and prosperity. With prosperity, always come individuals that are so insecure and greedy that they cannot help but to assume the role of the BMOC. These afflicted individuals are so compelled to run roughshod over their weaker brothers and sisters and become so puffed up in their pride, that their actions trigger a response on the other side to do something about it.
The first thing to do is define this sickness of the soul and expose it. I do not and will never accept that these individuals and the companies they represent really have control over me. These sickos have taken “reasonable use” and inflated it to total domination. They have used the old tactic that if one tells a lie enough times, people will begin to believe it. Texas oil and gas law does not give the oil companies the right to do EVERYTHING they want to. They have assumed this all powerful position and just taken our rights from us. We want our rights back. We do not accept the domination of the “big men on campus.” We can all rest in the fact that pride always comes before a fall. The fall is growing near.
This liner has had this hole in it for some time. It is clear from the liquid level lines on the liner that the liquid level reached the level of the tear. This would mean that the chemical saturated liquid must have leaked into the ground at the tear! Wonder what the environmental expert from Berry will say about this? “Don’t worry bumpkins. I have a fancy degree and make a lot of money…therefore I can say with confidence only a moron would worry about the benzene in this pit that leaked out! After all I am an expert and you halfwits aren’t smart enough to live somewhere that there is no drilling!” FYI this very pit has tested positive for elevated levels of benzene, a known carcinogen.
Posted: August 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
Posted: August 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
Today, an apparent tank battery fire and explosion left this:
This is a small battery. What happens when Berry’s Central Gathering System explodes and the toxic emissions are released onto residents? Truly, strict liability the legal premise, and this battle cry will be heard, “Berry/Linn, you should have known when you bought this lease that thousands of people lived here!”