PLEASE NOTE: AP articles are wrong! DISH did not ban drilling. They passed a 90 day moratorium on NEW DRILLING PERMITS until they can update their drilling ordinance.
DISH, Texas is a giant of a tiny town. Tonight they passed a 90 day moratorium on new drilling permits.
Dish imposes gas drilling moratorium
February 8, 2010
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
Dish town leaders commissioned an ambient air quality study last year, which focused on a complex of natural gas compression facilities on the edge of town and found a host of toxic substances at troubling levels. State environmental officials followed that study with a broader look at a variety of production equipment in the Barnett Shale and found many of the same toxic substances.
Chemist Wilma Subra, together with the Oil and Gas Accountability Project and its Texas chapter, followed Dish’s air quality study with a survey that showed many of the health symptoms residents were experiencing could be associated with exposure to toxic substances. Currently, state health officials have conducted biological samplings and are awaiting lab results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The emissions from all the various natural gas infrastructure continue to poison the air in DISH. Mayor Tillman said he is just getting started.
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A step in the right direction. too bad though that the drilling has not stopped :0(
Industry can't even crush a city with a budget of under 100k, maybe we should quit calling them "powerful". Next time they should bite off something they can chew, like a cul-de-sac, or a girl scout group, or maybe a small rodent.
Industry made a PIA request for the doners to the DISH legal fund.
So if any of those people end up in a ditch, I guess we will know where to send the FBI first. So what's next, the 900 people organizing in Flower Mound within the last 2 weeks and growing, the whole town of DISH, the guy in Ft. Worth standing up to CHK, the HOA standing up to Titan in Colleyville. This isn't gaining you any converts guys. The harder you come down, the more of a bully you look like.