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Section A: General News


Disposal well opponents get continuance




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Wilson County News
June 6, 2012 | 2,641 views | 7 comments

LA VERNIA -- The Wilson County Community Values Association has welcomed a continuance granted to it by the Texas Railroad Commission.



The association, based in the La Vernia area, opposes a proposed saltwater disposal well near F.M. 539 operated by Geomeg Energy Holdings LLC, based in Dripping Springs. The association’s attorneys presented information to the commission, advising Geomeg has been cited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for operating an adjacent well without an air authorization permit.



Geomeg has applied for the existing well site to dispose of up to 15,000 barrels per day of waste from hydraulic fracturing -- “fracking” -- the method of extracting oil and natural gas from deep in the Eagle Ford shale. Citizens from Wilson County and surrounding communities gathered to hear information from the Wilson County Community Values Association about the proposed well April 25 in La Vernia.



“We just keep gathering information from similar issues around the country,” said Bill Osborne, a member of the association. “The well’s site near a water source -- the Carrizo Aquifer and the Cibolo, are a concern.”



Osborne said a recent study indicated springs feed into the Cibolo Creek near the proposed well site, and that the San Antonio River Authority has advised the Railroad Commission of these findings.



The Texas Railroad Commission will hold another hearing Friday, July 6, to hear from Geomeg, the Wilson County Community Values Association, and others regarding the application for the disposal well, Osborne said.



Meanwhile, he advised, the association will host another “town-hall-style” meeting about the well on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. in the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall.



For more information on the association, visit www.wccvatx.org or call association Chairman Todd Budde at 210-336-5379 or Osborne at 830-217-4011 or 210-260-6884.
 

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thankful to be here  
floresville  
June 8, 2012 8:20pm
 
man what a bowl of one sided information, being appointed and cannot make certain decisions because he was appointed who's feeding you this stuff! bobby lynns brother in law judge quinney made sure that the good ole boy system ... More ›

 
Amy Hawthorn  
La Vernia  
June 8, 2012 5:08pm
 
To answer your question I do not live in a new subdivision or have a paved...& If you look up the meaning of appoint and elect..He was appointed and not may ppl like yourself know the meaning of that. He is very limited on ... More ›

 
thankful to be here  
floresville  
June 8, 2012 2:25pm
 
amy 20 plus years and the roads in precint 3 still rough to drive down of course you must live in the new subdivision with paved roads,you probaly support the facebook constable in precint 3 also. its people like you that are ... More ›

 
Amy Hawthorn  
La Vernia  
June 8, 2012 9:53am
 
thankful to be here floresville In response to your comment...If you live in floresville what is it of your concern if Mr. Morales wins in the Runnoff or not..That is totally not your pct...In fact my vote is Totally ... More ›

 
frustrated citizen  
wilson county  
June 7, 2012 2:28pm
 
Just like Morales did nothing for the residents on Kothmann Rd when he was notified about the road being opened. And just like it was voted for those same trucks not to drive down kothmann rd, yet they are still driving down ... More ›

 
thankful to be here  
floresville  
June 6, 2012 8:14pm
 
what happened to state rep knepmel he did nothing for these people just like rick morales commissioner pct 3 he just sets there and lets the 4 jacka**s run everything(or should I say ruin everything)why wont he speak up for these ... More ›

 
Fred Ohnesorge  
Floresville, TX  
June 6, 2012 3:39pm
 
The folks involved in this issue locally have tirelessly worked to protect these precious water sources. Thanks to all of you for your time and effort.

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