In my world, this is a clear conflict of interest.
The event will be on the UTA campus in the UC Red River Room. There will be a panel of guest speakers from the industry to educate the audience on the benefits of natural gas. Most of those speakers are the usual suspects: Laura Patton with CHK, Rusty Ward with Carrizo, Ed Ireland with BSEEC, Lynn Lyon with Pioneer.
And one of those speakers is:
Name: Collin Gregory
Title: Gas Well Coordinator
City of Arlington, Texas Community Development and Planning
Guest Speaker Points: The safety and production of North Texas natural gas.
Regulators should not be engaged in industry boosterism. Maybe this explains why so many Arlington residents have started to complain about gas drilling activities.