Denton fracking ban petition kickoff party Thursday

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In case you haven’t heard, not even Texans can live with fracking. Here’s a partial press release:

DENTON DRILLING AWARENESS GROUP * EARTHWORKS

Citizens of Denton, Texas Call For Fracking Ban

Denton would be first major Texas city to ban fracking outright, joining larger national trend

Denton, Texas, February 18 – The Denton Drilling Awareness Group (Denton DAG) today announced they are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing within city limits. If approved by voters, Denton would become the first major Texas city to ban fracking, and the first city in the country to ban fracking after permits had been previously granted…Read the entire release.

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PARTY: Please come to the petition kickoff party at Sweetwater Grill this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Facebook event here.

Help us take Denton back!

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About Sharon Wilson

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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  1. Alberta Neighbor says

    Well look what the cat dragged in …

    “Exxon CEO Joins Suit Citing Fracking Concerns

    Residents of Dallas Suburb Fight Construction of Tower That Would Provide Water for Drilling

    BARTONVILLE, Texas—One evening last November, a tall, white-haired man turned up at a Town Council meeting to protest construction of a water tower near his home in this wealthy community outside Dallas.

    The man was Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp.

    He and his neighbors had filed suit to block the tower, saying it is illegal and would create ‘a noise nuisance and traffic hazards,’ in part because it would provide water for use in hydraulic fracturing.”

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304899704579391181466603804?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304899704579391181466603804.html

    Go Denton!!!

    • Tim Ruggiero says

      Ol’ Rex was really more upset that the water tower was going to ‘ruin’ his view from his back yard. Oh, the irony, it burns.

      • Alberta Neighbor says

        And all those poopin’ birds. Who wouldn’t feel an “unreasonable discomfort,” “loss of peace of mind,” “fear” and “apprehension?”

        Terrible they have to endure such “emotional harm,” from not being able to enjoy their property. But I’m sure there’s a few people who can relate.

        “Plaintiffs have and will continue to be damaged and injured by Defendants’ conduct unless Defendants are restrained and enjoined, and they have no legal remedy sufficient to protect their interests because even though the damages might compensate them for their diminished property values, damages cannot compensate fully for the substantial interference with Plaintiffs’ use and enjoyment of their land by causing unreasonable discomfort and annoyance to persons of ordinary sensibilities, and damages cannot fully compensate plaintiffs for the emotional harm they have sustained from the deprivation of the enjoyment of their property because of fear, apprehension, offence, loss of peace of mind, visual blight or other similar acts or circumstances.

        … Furthermore, water towers can create an attractive nesting spot for invasive species of bird and other animals. These animals will befoul Plaintiffs properties if the water tower is left to stand.”

        http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/water20140220.pdf

        • says

          I was there at the Bartonville Council the night he showed up. Surreal that I was sitting next to Zoe, a beautiful, athletic woman who had horrible, oozing lesions on her body and was wasting away from exposure to toxic emissions from gas wells.