Dallas ants stand up against dirty fracking trickery

by TXsharon on January 11, 2013

in Dallas

In December, the Dallas City Planning Commission denied 3 permits for wells in a Dallas park that is also in the flood plane. For some wiggly reasons, they decided to resurrect these permits for consideration. I think it might be because a super majority vote by city council is required if CPC denies. Or it might have something to do with the mayor’s statement that a deal was made long ago. Whatever the reason, it stinks.

In the meantime, tenacious citizens learned there is a lot more at stake than wells. They want to put a big compressor station that does gas processing at one of these sites.

I blog about this HERE and HERE.

The CPC denied public comments at the meeting. That reminded one Dallas resident of this movie clip.

The Dallas ants decided to march all together.

Some news coverage, videos and photos.

Best description of what happened:
Chaos as Plan Commission Votes to Give Trinity River Floodplain Fracking Another Look
By Brantley Hargrove Thu., Jan. 10 2013 at

Video news report:
Protestors Oppose New Life For Dallas Fracking Project
January 10, 2013 6:32 PM

Citizen video

We paused protesting for a quick photo op. I can’t believe I get paid for this.

Refusing to be muzzles, the citizens took public comments before the meeting.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous January 12, 2013 at 11:30 am

Just one typical example of local gubment activities. Absolutely no help for the peasants. These gubments are all Bought Off. Just a bunch of BBO’s (Been Bought Off). Now a days, you can’t trust any part of your gubment, including all 3 branches!


Tillotson January 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

If the permits had passed, do think there would be any chance in hell the opposition would have a second chance at defeating them?


RS January 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hey, it’s me!


HighPlainsDrifter January 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Hey, I see You!


HighPlainsDrifter January 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm

TX did not like my comment…….


TXsharon January 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm

If you think I’m going to allow you to come into my living room and insult my friends who have lost much to your industry…


HighPlainsDrifter January 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Can I work for You?


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