From Don Young
The Fort Worth City Council is poised to say what FWCanDo has been saying for Five Long Years:Just Say NO!Mayor Moncrief and eight council members have a choice to make tonight. They can either allow Chesapeake Energy and few greedy mineral owners to destroy another neighborhood or they can Just Say NO to irresponsible drilling.Miraculously, even the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board has disapproved the latest outrageous request from Chesapeake.The proposed pad-site sits between the historic African-American neighborhood of Como and the posh Ridglea neighborhood and shopping district.It is very telling of Chesapeake that they would consider this heavily traveled area for another of their pollution-generating industrial sites.From the Trinity Trees, to city parks, schools, churches, you name it, gas drillers have exercised no shame as to where they will extract their dirty fossil fuel. Nor has the City Council been shy about aiding and abetting their schemes.But tonight might be different. If you care to witness this potentially historic council meeting, show up tonight at 6:30 pm.DY
Here’s the latest:
awwwww, ain’t it sweet? They DO care, after all. Or do they? When in doubt, refer to Rule #1:
Never believe anything gas drillers say. They are compulsive liars.
“Dear Mayor Moncrief and Council Members:
Chesapeake respectfully withdraws our application for four wells on the proposed Westridge site located at 3900 Bryant Irvin Road . While we have the support and encouragement of hundreds of mineral owners who could have their minerals produced from this site, it is clear to us the majority of Council does not support our request for a waiver In absence of that support we feel the most responsible action is to withdraw.”
Julie H. Wilson
Vice President – Urban Development
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
I have heard some rumors about how disrespectfully CHK actually was to the people in Westridge and Como.
- I heard they offered the community of Como $100,000/year for 7 years.
- I heard they tried to pit the white community against the black community.
But, the Westridge and Como communities banded together. So…
But, please be wary people! CHK will be out with their checkbooks in hand offering more money and applying more pressure…
Note to CHK: Next time you try to manipulate people with Jesus, be sure you get ministers the community actually likes and trusts.