Last night Dish became the first Barnett Shale municipality to pass a resolution asking the TCEQ to make the natural gas industry do their Fair Share for Clean Air.
Group calls for cutting industry emissions
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
Dish was the first city to put the resolution on its agenda, passing the resolution Monday night. Calvin Tillman, the town’s outspoken and outgoing mayor, said he was happy to lend support.
“Regulators want to sit in Austin and listen to the lobbyists tell them that everything is hunky-dory,” Tillman said. “Not everybody up here agrees with that.”
UPDATE: Dallas County just passed the Fair Share resolution. That’s 2 in 2 days. Who is next?
The Fair Share campaign is an easy way to have an immediate effect on our air.
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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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Jim Schermbeck says
Downwinders at Risk would like to thank TXOGAP and Sharon Wilson for being indispensable to the progress of the Fair Share Campaign. Quite simply, it would be impossible to do what was already going to be quite hard without Sharon's help.
Unfortunately, we were were late to this fight, but we're trying now to make-up for lost time by doing what we can to make sure gas industry pollution is included in the current and all subsequent DFW air plans.
Thanks to Sharon, and Mayor Tillman and all those in the Shale that have welcomed us to the front lines. We plan on staying a while now that we're here.