Denton fracking ban petition kickoff party Thursday

by TXsharon on February 18, 2014

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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!

PARTY

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NYer February 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

We are rooting for you here in New York. Go DENTON!!!!!

We support you 100%

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Alberta Neighbor February 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

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!!!

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Tim Ruggiero February 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

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.

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Alberta Neighbor February 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm

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

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TXsharon February 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

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.

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Wes February 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

Good luck fighting fracking. I live in southern wyoming and while they havent started fracking in my area, it’s very heavy in norther colorado and they are fighting as well.
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