Local leaders would be wise to start listening to citizens more and industry lobbyists less when it comes to regulating natural gas activity.
Argyle was not the only municipality to vote against the “Drill, Baby, drill” leaders. Scott Griggs who ran against Dave Newman received 58% of the votes in Dallas‘ District 3. Angela Hunt also won another term.
Bartonville results were likely due to citizens wanting to see the results of the moratorium and the recently formed Oil and Gas Advisory Board. Although, I’m not hopeful because that advisory board is stacked with people who profit from drilling.
Bruce Hanson, who dug through massive amounts of information and industry propaganda, then helped craft excellent drilling ordinances for Corinth, won by an impressive 61%.
I feel like we’ve been going in a good direction the past two years,” Hanson said. “This helped me feel like others agree we’re going in the right direction.”
Denton Record Chronicle.
Flower Mound results are posted here. Tom Hayden ran unopposed on his excellent record. Mark Wise, who served on the oil and gas advisory board, was elected. Initial voting analysis indicate that Kendra Stevenson received a lot of support from the pro drilling group, although all indications show she is not pro drilling.
Fort Worth looks like the same old story.
So, tell me what happened in Southlake, Lewisville and other areas.
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Ms. Stephenson did a smash up job of showing how NOT to oppose gas drilling, by splitting the coalition that took years to build. I guess that's what happens when your community is so successfully that no pro-drilling candidates even bother to run.
Next up, getting rid of Tan Parker.
Unfortunately 2 pro-drilling candidates won in the City Council race in Southlake. More out of sheer ignorance than anything else; cities that elected more responsible candidates have had drilling in their towns and they've seen the results. We're still battling the "it won't happen here" mentality….sigh….
It is true that Ms Stephenson is for better regulations for gas drilling just like her opponent was but was all for getting votes by saying whatever she thought each voter wanted to hear just to get elected. Like long distant drilling and she is an independent (shh don't tell anybody that Denton county voting records show she voted in the recent Democratic Primary elections). Not that it matters what party she is. What matters is lying about it to appeal to the
pro drilling ultra conservatives to get their votes. Now she will be held accountable for her promises. The fun begins….. Oh yeah spineless Parker needs to go too
Maybe Kendra should run against Tan.
You guys are unfairly twisting Kendra stand on long distance drilling. I'll prefer to keep Hilliard site 2 miles away from our schools if we legally cannot stop them. What were you guys doing when Kendra & all others were fighting to stop Hilliard permit? NFL lacked the spine to question Terry Welch who is a sissy and also milking FM at the same time. Call it lack of courage or conspiracy on Hilliard or the new O & G ordinances – a lot of NFL supporters are supporting them for their inaction ? Not for long unless NFL comes back and really does something instead of passing resolutions/making press statements. At least someone is trying to explore solutions to our problems so stop complaining! A "Drill right" best practices document on this website is a proof that you cannot stop drilling. Why don't you go after NFL & their supporters to implement these standards in the new O & G ordinances? I know for sure Kendra will support these best practices.
Kendra could probably bring peace between Israel and Gaza too, oh wait, forget that, she would just make the Orthodox Jews and Messianic Jews ones kill each other. She's good at creating in-fighting.
Tammi Vajda says
Anon 10:01.You are right. It is so sad that there has to be suffering before anyone will belive you.
My heart goes out to you and the residents of Southlake that "get it".
Keep up the fight.