Did Devon Energy give Selwyn School a new playground ride?

Selwyn School in Denton, Texas has a brand new piece of playground equipment right next to the soccer field where children run play and inhale deeply. It’s also right next to where the preschool plays.

From the GIS map on the Texas Railroad Commission, it appears there will be 3 wells.

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  1. Anonymous says

    I'll bet the school district couldn't wait to sign those lease papers. If they leased, they are not being protective of the kiddos.

  2. Peacegirl says

    I hate to see pictures like this with a drill rig next to a playground. I came across a scene like this in Bradford County, PA, where a pipeline was being installed within a few feet of a little girl's swing set and pool. She was out selling homemade cookies to the workers.