The Argyle Town Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution protesting the proposed injection well designed to handle 1 million gallons daily of potentially toxic drilling waste water.
There are also plans for a huge compressor station operated by Williams at the same site.
I heard some folks got a little testy at the meeting.
It seems several on the Council and the Mayor are royalty owners in several wells in the area. (Is that some kind of new requirement for mayor and council members in Texas? I’m just asking because Calvin Tillman is the only mayor I know who isn’t profiting off this Barnett Shale drilling.)
Naturally, Argyle citizens wanted to know why one council member, Wayne Holt, couldn’t put the injection well and compressor station on his property since it will service his wells.
“I have no further comments, so if you’re trying to trap me, you’re not going to trap me,” he said.
Ahm, they don’t have to try to trap you, Mr. Holt. YOU ARE TRAPPED! It’s a valid question.
Jeana Jennifer Cole’s analogy in the Denton Record Chronicle’s report.
Argyle council opposes disposal well plans
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
By Lowell Brown
The Argyle resolution encourages the railroad commission to “thoroughly investigate” the application, noting that water wells that serve more than 11,000 people are nearby. Argyle leaders said they have no legal authority to stop the disposal well, which would be built outside town limits.
A Town Hall Meeting tomorrow night is supposed to educate the public about this facility:
I hope you’ll show up wearing your protest face.