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.