By Kristen Tribe | Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I enjoyed getting a chance to speak about just a few of the issues that I would face as your next Commissioner. You can find out more about me and what I stand for on my FaceBook page: Kristina Kemp for Wise Co. Pct.4 Commissioner
The response on fracking and earthquakes was disappointing and, unfortunately, predictable.
For more than half a century, scientist have been able to use high pressure liquid injection to create controlled earthquakes. It is not a naturally occurring event and will not go away unless the practice of Injection wells and Fracking is reduced in Wise County. Republican Candidates seemed more prepared to discuss the Sheriff Posse Grounds Lease that has already been dealt with than the ongoing threat of Wise County Earthquakes. So sad.
If it is determined that O&G activities are to blame…. It’ll be my prediction that they’ll pull the “bad science” card from Phil Kings playbook to deny or apply blame.
If you all might remember, Hood and Johnson counties were having earthquakes not long ago. I would suggest that the media check out that situation and report those results to the public with as much energy as they did about the tremors while they were active. Seems to me that the news concering the cause of the tremors’ subsiding would be as important as their begining. That would be critical info as to the situation in Azle and Newark, wouldn’t you think? Let’s look at the reality of this, Skip. Any preproposed plan of action made by a candidate in this election would be just more political “hogwash”. It’s time we stop presuming what might be and start acting on what the actual facts provide. My thanks to the candidates for NOT playing D.C. type politics when it comes to my family’s future.
It would be irresponsible of ANY elected official to not have a plan of action for Emergency Disasters such as earthquakes. Elected officials should know and understand risks involved of everything going on in One’s Districts. Regardless of fault. Don’t you remember New Orleans? The apathy and lack of preparation by elected officials caused a tremendous loss of life. Ignoring the Problem won’t make it go away either. If a Disaster where to occur, I would also think an elected official would be concerned about the cost and who would be liable to clean it up.
Fact = We ARE having earthquakes
Fact = Our Elected officials act as if it is not happening.
Fact = They have no Plan of Action to deal with Earthquakes
I’m with Skip.
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