Let’s shake Austin until it protects us from fracking EARTHQUAKES
Join us on our bus from Azle to Austin on Jan. 21
Have you felt or heard about the earthquakes in North Texas?
These quakes are very likely a result of fracking wastewater. They’re causing real damage to people’s homes, business and public structures.
But taxpayers, not the fracking industry, are the ones that have to pay to fix it.
And that’s not right.
After a full house meeting in Azle, Texas, we’re taking our concerns about fracking induced earthquakes to the Texas Railroad Commission and our elected officials in Austin.
Get on the bus! Join me in Austin to make our voices heard.
If the ground is shaking in North Texas, we need to make sure it’s shaking harder in Austin!
On the bus there will be members of the press listening to people’s stories as well as a teach-in and strategy session.
Our first stop is a Railroad Commission meeting in Austin where we will all have the opportunity to speak about the earthquakes caused by fracking in North Texas.
After we speak at the Railroad Commission we will head to the capitol to meet with our elected officials and demand meaningful action to protect our homes and communities.
WHERE & WHEN:
Depart January 21 at 5am: Wal-Mart Supercenter, 721 Boyd Rd, Azle, TX 76020
Price: $15 Click here to sign up for the bus.
First stop at 9:15am: 1701 N. Congress (Railroad Commission building)
Second stop: Texas State Capitol Building
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Alberta Neighbor says
“After we speak at the Railroad Commission we will head to the capitol to meet with our elected officials and demand meaningful action to protect our homes and communities.”
“Meaningful action” is looking a little pricey these days.
“Following growing residents’ concerns overs the risk of earthquakes, the Dutch government has agreed to cut gas production in Groningen.
Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp visited the village of Loppersum on Friday to reveal the government’s plans to scale back and provide money for damaged homes and infrastructure in the area.
The government wants to cut gas production in the area around Loppersum by 80% for the next three years, Nos reported.
People were concerned about earthquakes caused by natural gas drilling. As a result of earthquakes caused by gas drilling, real estate market is also facing problems in Groningen. The value of houses is falling there.
The total production in 2014 and 2015 will be reduced to 42.5 billion cubic meters per year. It will cut back to 40 billion cubic metres in 2016.
A total of €1.2 billion [over $1.6 billion USD] will be spend over the next five years for strengthening buildings, houses and infrastructure in Groningen.
PvdA leader Samsom pleaded for ‘adjusting’ gas winning in Groningen to safer levels, Thursday, during his visit to Middelstum in the Groningen province.”