Make Barnett Shale pipeline placement safer!
Use the momentum from the successful release of our latest report Flowback: How the Texas Natural Gas Boom Affects Health and Safety to help get Rep. Lon Burnam’s bill HB 3792 out of the House Energy Resources Committee.
Only one vote is needed to move it out of committee. Every member of this committee was handed a copy of Flowback.
H.B. 3792 protects surface property owners by ensuring local control over decisions regarding natural gas pipeline locations.
It clarifies that a municipality has the authority to regulate the location of pipelines, compressors, storage tanks, and related facilities within the boundaries of the municipality.
The bill also ensures that an operator wishing to condemn city property to construct a pipeline is required to comply with applicable city ordinances.
Tell the committee members that Texans should have a say in where pipelines and other oil and gas production equipment are located in their cities!
TAKE ACTION: Tell the Texas House Energy Resources Committee to pass HB 3792 — tell them that local control, not big oil & gas, should determine the location of pipelines.
- Go to the action page.
- Go to page bottom and enter your zip code to verify your Texas residency.
- Read the sample letter that appears and edit it if possible. Customized letters have greater impact.
- Click “Send My Message” to fax your letter to the Texas House Energy Resources Committee.
- NOTE: only Texans can take action
Take it one step further:
We’re only one vote away from getting Rep. Burnam’s bill out of committee — and Stefani Carter is the hold up.
Please give her a call if you can.
Stefani Carter, (512) 463-0454
Please ask your friends and family to take this action.
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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