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We present: The Map of Destruction

April 15, 2011

Now, for the first time you can see what we have been working on for a few days. From the Texas Railroad Commission web site we printed over 50 views of the Barnett Shale. Taped and scanned. Here it is for all to see. This map is 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. All of that black you see is pad sites and wells. It will be on view at Oak Cliff Earth Day this Sunday from 12-5. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE EVENT

Pay close attention to where you live, your friends and family live. Also, pay close attention to the thin green lines. These are the gas transmission lines that no one talks about. Look where they go. Think eminent domain. Comparing Google Maps to this map, we see a gas transmission line running pretty close to the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge still under construction. If we’re wrong, we need to be corrected. Let us know.

Think again.

In order to view this map in detail, you may have to save it and view it using a photo viewer such as Windows Photo Viewer.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2011 7:45 pm

    Hard to breathe when looking at this monster. Thanks for putting it together.

  2. Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe permalink
    April 15, 2011 9:50 pm

    You are right to focus on the green lines. Someday, you can invite all the Citizens of the Shale to put pins where compressors are by their homes and schools and churches and businesses. I’m pretty sure that — except for TCEQ’s one-and-done Barnett Shale inventory from last year — no one maps those.

    • concerned64 permalink
      April 15, 2011 10:27 pm

      Peggy Oak Cliff Earth Day is Sunday from 12-5 at Lake Cliff Park. Take i35 south, past downtown and cross the Trinity. The very first exit is Colorado Blvd. Exit right going west. The park will be on your left. Park on a side street.
      Sent from my iPhone

  3. Ruth A King permalink
    April 16, 2011 9:40 pm

    So, the pipeline is dug in cheap river bottom land with a high water table, and already ruined groundwater from the aerospace industry/military and huge Superfund sites in the Industrial area.
    Any residences would likely belong to the poor. Probably landfills and water treatment facility in the region, also. Great sparing of choice Dallas property.
    I continue to worry about North Oak Cliff receiving fall-out from industry across I 30.
    And what about the new livable/walkable, environmentally-savvy “community” to be built atop toxic West Dallas soil?

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