My statcounter told me that something was up again with Como.
Apparently Chesapeake has dished out enough cash and obtained enough waivers to proceed with their 21 well wellsite in Como. If the permits are valid, the drilling will proceed and in some cases it will be closer than 200 feet from where poor people live.
The rumor has it that as much as $300,000 was paid to the residents who signed waivers. That is great for those people who will promptly move away leaving their neighbors to deal with the heartbreak of health effects, diminished quality of life and wrecked property value.
The waivers will be carefully scrutinized for forgeries, fraud in the inducement, verification of ownership, capacity to sign, etc.
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Jerry Lobdill says
They have also filed for a "one or more wells" permit just North of I-30 at 6350 West Freeway on the old Baptist Broadcasting Building site. This site is within 300 ft of many apartments. Of course apartment dwellers are just trash to the FW City Council and Mayor.
Both of these disasters are in Zimmerman's district. I knew this was the kind of councilman he would be.
The permitting maze has alternatives that make regulation a bad joke. It's all designed to give these predators whatever they want regardless of the opposition.
Good job, Ft. worth, every other major city around you has chosen the path of prudence but not good ol' Ft. Worth. No, Ft. worth has " earned" the reputation it deserves. "The Ft. Worth way" has a whole new meaning now.
Isn't it wonderful to have the Mayor of Pittsburgh say " we don't want to become thhe Ft. Worth of the east coast".