Concerned residents of Carter Avenue in east Fort Worth are boycotting a controversial Chesapeake-hosted meeeting on Thursday evening (10/15/09) at Texas Wesleyan University. Instead, the low income, multi-ethnic neighborhood will be throwing a Block Party.
The proposed pipeline that Chesapeake seeks to install is not a typical domestic gas-line but a large diameter, high pressure, un-odorized, corrosive, wet gas gathering line straight from the wellhead. Its purpose is to connect two separate gas wells near I-30 in east Fort Worth. Alternative routes are available but Chesapeake has indicated a preference for the Carter Avenue route.
If completed, the proposed Carter Avenue pipeline would be the first such pipeline of its kind in the city of Fort Worth.
The Chesapeake meeting at TWU was announced by them on short notice, cancelled and rescheduled again the same day. Only one resident of the affected area was notified by mail and he is the only resident who has refused to lease his property to Chesapeake for the pipeline.
When: October 15, 2009 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: 2700 block of Carter Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas, 76103
CONTACT: Brooke Cooper 214-914-6296
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