Sunday, January 24, 2010

UPDATE: Denton County Public Meeting on Proposed Compression Station and Waste Water Facility

Since we posted this article, we have been receiving an overwhelming amount of e-mails. Residents are asking for suggestions on what other experts or agencies could offer information at this meeting to make it more balanced so they can contact the State and County Reps with their suggestions.
Here are a few:

EPA
(Region 6 representative or Administrator Dr. Armendariz himself. In August, Dr. Armendariz, then with SMU conducted a study on air quality and found that gas drilling adds as much pollution as transportation. The most important thing to come from this study was his suggestions to curb the VOC's and benzene coming from compressors and tank batteries by affordable and available technology)


Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project (this group was successful lobbying for many changes to Colorado and New Mexico gas drilling regulations. It was mentioned a few times at the Jan 21st meeting about Colorado's stricter rules for gas drilling)

Environmental Defense Fund (this group works with government and the citizens)

Wolfe Eagle Environmental (This is a local Flower Mound company. They did the Dish study. Their findings have been proven by TCEQ testing. Since they are independent and not with the state, this would be a good group to have)


Calvin Tillman (Mayor of Dish, just to share what effects gas drilling done wrong have on a town and citizens)

Next Thursday Night, January 28th. Rep. Tan Parker and Comm. Andy Eads are hosting an open house and town hall meeting to discuss the proposed compression station site and proposed waste water facility in the Bartonville/Argyle area.

The following state agencies will be there. TCEQ, Texas Railroad Commission, and the Texas Department of Health Services. Williams Production and Bosque (also Williams) will also be on hand to address and educate residents in Denton County regarding the State’s permitting processes, as well as answer questions pertaining to air and water quality issues associated with drilling in the Barnett Shale.

Many residents have stressed their concern that this meeting may not offer both sides of the issue. They are asking for there to be other agencies and experts that do not regulate or have any affiliation with the gas and oil industry.

If you have any questions or concerns about this meeting, see the contact information below.

Below is the information from the Flower Mound Town Web-site

Please join State Representative Tan Parker and Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads for an open house and town hall meeting to discuss the proposed compression station site and proposed waste water facility in the Bartonville/Argyle area.

The open house will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 28 at Tom Harpool Middle School, 9601 Stacee Lane in Lantana. Citizens are asked to please enter the doors into the cafeteria.

State agencies will be present to address and educate residents in Denton County regarding the State’s permitting processes, as well as answer questions pertaining to air and water quality issues associated with drilling in the Barnett Shale.

For information please contact


State Representative Tan Parker at 972.724.8477 or tan.parker@house.state.tx.us

Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads at 940.349.2801 or andy.eads@dentoncounty.com





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why bother to show up, it will be like listening to the same $hi# we have been spoon fed by Williams and some of our council members in our Town Council Meetings.

Anonymous said...

There's only one place you need to show up, the polling place in May.

Joan said...

Agree with both comments. Flower Mound needs a new Mayor. The residents have a chance to get Flower Mound back on track so we can all remember why we moved here.

Anonymous said...

I agree, does anyone know if anyone else is running? Was it the last election where she was the only one? If that is the case, we should all figure out who we should write in so we don't have to vote for her.

Anonymous said...

Jody won't care she's not elected since she's got what she wants...lots of $ from her gas leases. However the Texas Railroad Commissioner is the big gas regulator and he's up for reelection as well.
It is a mistake to not attend this meeting. The state of Texas, not just Flower Mound, needs to get it together nad care for it's citizens. New York does. Colorado does. Texas just doesn't give a s#@*.

jim said...

You should show up. Mayor Tillman of Dish has asked for help in fighting these guys and they are treatening to sue his town which he can't afford. The town hall invited Mayor Tillman at the last minute due to public pressure. We need to STAND with HIM against the energy conglomeration.