Did you ever wonder why our cities and states schedule important meetings, decisions and hearings at this time of year? It’s because you are distracted by the shopping, caroling and cookie baking and they hope you won’t notice when they frack up your world.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Dallas officials threaten fracking in public parks and golf course, gas compressor station near soccer fields
Just two days before the holiday break, the Dallas City Plan Commission will vote on an appalling proposal that would put even the Grinch to shame: Natural gas drilling, or “fracking,” within city parks and a golf course, near a school and nature trail, and building a gas compressor station—which is a massive, polluting facility—adjacent–600′–to a new soccer complex. We need you to attend the public hearing and tell Dallas officials: Don’t frack our parks!
Save Our Parks
Thursday, Dec. 20th 1:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers
1500 Marilla, 6th floor
Dallas, TX 75201
In the misleading understatement of the year, Mayor Rawlings was quoted in the Dallas Morning News DMN on Friday: “there are only a couple of wells” when in fact there are 3 pad sites with 20 wells proposed on each SUP on each pad site equaling 60 wells.
Back-room deals have been made behind the citizens’ backs.
And naturally, today’s DMN editorial left out some vitally important facts that residents need to know. We knew they would because The DMN was named in a new report by Checks and Balances Project as one of the news papers that has been ”secretly influencing the media and the public on energy issues by moving pro-fossil fuel messaging.”
I’m sure the Dallas Drilling Blog will have more on this nightmare.
The Denton City Council could vote Tuesday on Phase 2 of the gas well ordinance but it’s quite clear that the ordinance is not ready for a vote so they will likely vote to extend the moratorium. The agenda is HERE.
Don’t forget the Sunset Commission hearing on the Texas Railroad Commission is Wednesday in Austin. This opportunity only happens every 12 years.
Fort Worth has an ethics problem as described by citizen Jim Ashford.
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Oh yeah this is a well recognized technique–doing important stuff during the holiday season. The crooked oil soaked Texas courts are also participants in this technique. The courts schedule jury trials against peasants during this time–works well for the “SYSTEM”—peasants loose because jurors want to get it over with and “guilty” or “big oil wins” are the quickest thing to do.