Today, the Argyle – Bartonville Citizens Alliance gave a moving presentation to the Denton County Commissioner’s Court regarding their many concerns with gas drilling. Here’s a video. (Sorry about the shaking.)
ABCA Addresses Denton Commissioner Court from Runner Susan on Vimeo.
County to form task force on drilling
Group’s plan is to adopt best-practice guidelines to extract natural gas
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Bj Lewis / Staff Writer
“It’s very unethical,” she said. “The [Argyle] Town Council and mineral owners … want to keep the profit and not the waste, and they are willing to take the profit at the expense of the citizens they are supposed to protect.”
Knoll said her fellow group members want the county to help move industrialized waste operations back to individual well sites instead of a centralized location, as is apparently planned.
The county will form a task force in the next couple of weeks and use Drill-Right Texas as a framework for best practices.
Commissioners were directed toward the Drill Right Texas best-practices documents from the Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project, which Eads called a great framework.
“We need to dissect that and see what we can adopt off of that,” he said.
There is not reason to not adopt it all. Sure, industry will object but these are best practices they are following in other states. Texans deserve best practices too.
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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