The Karnes County Farm Bureau and Atascosa County Farm Bureau have submitted a resolution to the Texas Railroad Commission opposing the application of US Liquids of LA, LP, for a commercial land treatment plant in Karnes and Atascosa County.
According to Karnes County Farm Bureau Vice President Murray Rudolph, US Liquids of LA, LP, has applied for a permit from the Railroad Commission to treat and dispose of oil and water-based liquid and solid waste in a proposed facility located in an agricultural area of FM 99 on the county line between Karnes and Atascosa Counties.
“… surrounding landowners, farmers and ranchers, elected county officials, the Evergreen Groundwater Conservation District and El Oso Water Supply Corporation have all protested this application due to their concern that the proposed facility will not adequately protect groundwater, surface waters, soil and air from contamination,” the petition says.
The petition states the location of the treatment and disposal site will interfere with continued agricultural uses of farm and ranch land immediately adjacent to the site and will contribute to the loss of agriculture land, and states that the health of local residents, livestock and crops intended for human consumption will be endangered by the location of this treatment and disposal unit.
“Therefore be it resolved that the Karnes County Farm Bureau and the Atascosa County Farm Bureau oppose the application of US Liquids of LA, LP to the Texas Railroad Commission for a permit to treat and dispose of liquid and solid oilfield waste in Karnes and Atascosa counties.”