There is no one who has done more to try and help people who are suffering from irresponsible drilling practices in the Barnett Shale than Representative Lon Burnam.
Today I received this email from Calvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, Texas:
I am an Independent and do not support political parties or affiliations, but over the last several years, I have found that Lon is one of the few who actually listens in Austin. Please make time to support Lon, we need him now more than ever.
Please join us
At a reception supporting the re-election campaign of
Thursday, January 19th, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
InnSuites Hotel Trinity, First Floor
2000 Beach St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76103
Concerned Parent of a Breather $250
Angry Breather $100
Informed Breather $50
Concerned Breather $25
A few of the common sense bills that Representative Burnam sponsored during the last legislative session:
HB 1126 – Relating to the control of emissions from crude oil and condensate storage tanks in certain areas of this state.
HB 1556 – Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of a drilling permit for an oil or gas well that is proposed to be located within a specified distance of a public school.
HB 1125 – Relating to a study regarding the odorization of natural gas transported in gathering and transmission lines located in populated areas.l
HB 3792 -Relating to municipal authority to regulate gas pipelines located within the municipality.
HB 3212 – (To encourage water) recycling Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
And of course Burnam cosponsored the disclosure bill that started out as an okay bill then was weakened by industry. But, surprisingly, the Texas Railroad Commission came up with some rules that are actually quite decent.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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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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