Friday, May 14, 2010

Please sign the "Say NO" Petition for Reduced Setbacks at Hilliard

Sign the petition by clicking here

On Wednesday, May 19th, the Town's O&G Board of Appeals will consider a request from Titan Operating Company to approve a reduction in required setbacks for a natural gas well they wish to drill at Hilliard Field.

The Hilliard property is located on the main thoroughfare into Flower Mound, Long Prairie Road (FM 2499). It is just south of Flower Mound Road (FM 3040) and north of Spinks Road.

Titan Operating Company is requesting four variances (reductions in the setbacks) to the Town’s O&G ordinance. If the O&G Appeals Board approves the variances, gas drilling could begin immediately on the Hilliard site.

We believe these variance requests are inappropriate considering that this location is in the center of the Town and it is surrounded by highly residential areas. The variances would allow the drilling to take place within 100 feet of an upland habitat, less than 200 feet from waters of the state and less than 300 feet from a water well. Furthermore, Shadow Ridge Middle School is located approximately 1/3 mile from the proposed well site and Bluebonnet Elementary is less than 1/2 mile from the site.

We believe that the approval of these variances is not in the best interest of the majority of Flower Mound residents.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT idea. Urban gas drilling must be stopped!!

Bob said...

Do you have to be a resident of Flower Mound to sign this petition? I live in Lantana, but as far as I am concerned this affects me just as much.

Anonymous said...

I'll be there!

Another Concerned Citizen said...

We believe that any concerned citizen of voting age should be able to sign the petition.

Do you think that Titan will limit their presenters next Wednesday night at the O&G Board to people that only live in Flower Mound????

You're right Bob. This affects all of us. Please spread the word on the petition.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

So does this mean that he can't fly his annoying plane 50 feet over our houses? I sure would hate to see a plane vs. waste water truck accident.