“I’ve had all I can stands. I can’t stands no more.” ~Popeye
Someone(s) appointed the Denton Drilling Task Force. It was carefully picked to produce a consistent 3 to 2 vote in favor of the industry.
They won’t even vote for baseline testing.
In split votes, the task force voted down proposals from member Vicki Oppenheim to require baseline soil testing at gas drilling and production sites and maintenance plans for seals on gas storage tanks, after a majority said the measures were unnecessary or covered under previously approved action items.
If Denton doesn’t want to end up like Arlington…
Groth said his experience in the public and private sectors – especially his last 3 1/2 years with the city of Arlington – prepared him for the Denton job.
“What they’re trying to set up is basically the way we have it set up in Arlington,” he said.
…you better take a lesson from Flower Mound.
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By-and-large, all these small Tx towns are composed of BBO’s–all been bought off! They all went to the same “summer camp” as the bunch in Booger County! All crooked from top to bottom. Expect no help from our gubment at any level including all 3 branches.
Cathy McMullen says
You know I expected the industry hacks, Ed Ireland and Don Butler, to vote in favor of industry but we have a citizen named John Siegmund voting EVERY vote in favor of industry. Of course he lives in an exclusive neighborhood in Denton where drilling would never occur.
If I wanted to live in Arlington Mr. Groth I would have moved there. Arlington city officials has sold their souls and their resident’s health and well-being to the drilling industry. So go back to Arlington Mr. Groth and take Ed Ireland, Don Bulter with you, and place Mr. Siegmund in a nursing home in YOUR area.
Our city manager appointed Ed Ireland and Don Butler to the task force because the city wants to continue the revenue the drilling is providing, 8 million to the airport and 3 million to the city. The city of Denton just used 1.3 million dollars of drilling revenue to purchase an acre of land in downtown Denton. They said they would repay the revenue to the drilling fund when the land sold. My question is since when did we, as citizens of Denton, vote to allow the city council to become land speculators with money which was earned with our clean air and water. Secondly, I would like to know which city council members friend or family earned the real estate commission on this over priced land sale.
Something is stinky here in Denton and it is not just the air.
Funny you would mention this land sale fiasco! One reason this kind of shenagan is done–sell it at a high price to an “insider” so that the crooked appraisal district has a basis to up the peasants land value and up their taxes. Same is going on in Booger. Oh, and BTW, the peasant tax payers will pay any losses on the eventual re-sale of this land. Just another angle of our guvment in action.
Denton you better get busy and vote the pro drillers out of office. Don’t let Groth turn Denton into Arlington!
It seems to me that your only hope will be at election time. But by then, the damage may have already been done.
Cathy McMullen says
Rosie I have talked to the candidates who are challenging the incumbents and all have assured me we can amend any drilling ordinances theses sneaky snake try and ram thru before the election. So there is still hope alive here in Denton if I can convince people to get out and vote for these challengers.
there should be an investigation into the corruption here. there is a trail and the feds need to follow it.
Yes, there should be an investigation. http://www.texassharon.com/2012/02/22/fbi-criminal-division/
Cathy McMullen says
Just met with reporter from Eagle Ford Shale regarding what to expect from these drilling companies and what to demand from them to protect their investment in their land and health. I told her about our battles with the rigged task force and new ordinances. Maybe we could get Groth and Ireland to go and help them out with their ordinances. Naw, I don’t think those good ole boys in South Texas would fall for their BS one minute. Slick suit, shaved heads, and prissy wives don’t go over to well down in God’s country.
Have been following the escapades of the Denton task farce and industry influences is so obvious a blind man could see if. I wonder if it is illegal for industry funded people to give information, peddle influence, or make promises if municiple ordinances to their liking is passed? I think I will contact the Texas Attorney General, FEC, and FBI just to run that thought by them.
FBI is on the backside of the investigation in Dallas for public corruption. If we make enough phone calls to FBI Dallas division and show them the videos of task force meeting here in Denton they will see the seeming proud and fearless way our city official conduct their corruption for all to see. People only act above the law when they think they are above the law.
A lot of people who thought they were untouchable in Dallas are now in federal prison being touched in ways they do not want to be.
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Is justice blind says
The majority of the people in Dallas who are under investigation or convicted are African American so come to Denton FBI and show us you are and equal opportunity investigative branch of the federal government. I know the crooks in Denton are not African American but could you come take a look at them anyway?