You must be wondering, what’s with all the heavy news lately. Can’t help it, my stash of quirky Laredo pictures has been on the high shelf towards the back. Of course, your submissions are always welcome.
News came in this morning about an unknown spill at the end of I-35 by Victoria Street. Reports from witnesses state it was a truck from a fracking company. This is what one witness stated:
The problem is that the drivers who reported the incident didn’t identify the name of the company on the truck.
But I did ask the TxDOT crews, and the PD officers, what type of spill it was?
They said it was from a truck carrying waste from the drill sites. I asked how did they know? They said this has happened before from these open trucks carrying waste from the drill sites that that it’s now a weekly occurrence in Laredo.
Chin… ya si no estamos fregados…
Obviously, because the truck just left the scene, city workers were responsible for cleaning the sludge left on the roadway. That’s right, your tax dollars at work for a private company’s negligence. Police were on the scene but when asked for a police report, the response was, “There is no case report. No accident, no truck was found, just cleaned up the mess and that’s it.” Uuuukela (or if you prefer, Uuu… que la chingada but I am not maldicienta), but the big question is WHAT was spilled on the highway near my home in the downtown area??
The RGISC wants to know so an email went out to Texas Department of Transportation and they have responded. A ver que pasa, readers. For now, you are still invited to watch the last screening of the film Gasland at the Laredo Public Library at 5pm on Wednesday, but better yet – go to the town hall meeting this Friday, June 10, at the UT Health Science Center at 6pm with a reception at 5pm. Loads of state reps and those with other stories of fracking effects in their area will be on hand to talk to you and answer questions. Fracking is important technology that will help the South Texas region tremendously but we should demand that it be done safely.