Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Gas and Oil Industry is getting desperate

When you start using the children of your employees to push your propaganda, it is a sure sign of desperation.

Click here for more info on this "high level" video.

Spectra Energy is not the only company to do this. Chesapeake Energy is building a "Learning Center" at the Grapevine Mills Mall. This learning center will be near the new "Legoland"!

Click here to see the Grapevine, Texas Economic Development Update

One of our readers said they just took their kids to the Fort Worth Science and History Museum and the largest and most elaborate exhibit was the XTO Energy Blast!
From the Energy Blast Website

Guests to Energy Blast enter through a multi-sensory prehistoric undersea environment similar to Fort Worth 300 million years ago into the 4-D theater where they embark on Journey to the Center of the Barnett Shale, a 6-minute experience that tells the story of how natural gas formed within shale deposits of North Texas. This experience allows you to see, feel and hear this exciting story in a thrilling new way. The 4-D experience of the theater –known as the Devon Energy Theater – invokes the senses of sight, sound and touch to bring the history and science of shale deposits to life as you don 3-D glasses and blast off aboard “TimeCraft,” journeying back to prehistoric time. Here you discover how the Barnett Shale was formed and how geoscientists and petroleum engineers are using science and advanced technologies to extract the natural gas modern society needs.

As you exit the 4-D theater, you come face-to-face with a real 50,000-pound seismic vibroseis truck. Interactive stations placed around the truck mimic the methodology behind this vibrating truck, which sends sound waves a mile-and-a-half underground. The science is similar to an ultrasound. The sound waves bounce off of the rock strata a mile and a half underground. Geologists input that seismic data into powerful computers to create 3-D images, which allow them to see underground formations so they know exactly where gas deposits are located.

Yes folks this is for real. We didn't make this stuff up.

Click here to read info about the Fort Worth Exhibit

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dr. Armendariz: Watching out for all Texans

The Houston Chronicle printed a great article about EPA Region 6 Administrator, Dr. Al Armendariz. It gives some great background on Dr. Al and why he is working so hard to protect the citizens of Texas

Dr. Al was born and raised in Texas. He is a Texan through and through. Which shows just because you are a real "Texan", you don't have to let the Oil and Gas Industry stomp all over our great state and the people of Texas.

Thanks Al.

Click here to read the article

Friday, January 14, 2011

They're Back!

Yes folks, the landmen are a comin' again. Titan has hired a new company, Norwood Land Services, LLC to come around and blow smoke up our a$$e$.

Disclaimer #1: Don't be fooled by the dollar signs in the word a$$e$, they are offering the same lease Cherokee Horn was.

This means very little money. But if you sign they promise to stick around 5 to 7 years, drill up to 24 wells at Hilliard Field and drive your property values down.

Disclaimer #2: As it stands now, they are limited to the amount of wells that can be drilled because not enough people have signed.

Disclaimer #3: Decline in property values
already proven by the Flower Mound Well Impact Study. This study was conducted before Titan started to drill on Hilliard at the gateway to our community.

Wait....that's not all
, they will throw in 4 times more tank batteries and compressors. All this for the same low price.

You will be told you can sign on for this great deal or say no and and they will take your minerals anyway.

Disclaimer #4: Not completely true. To really "take" your minerals, they will have to file a Rule 37 with the Texas Railroad Commission. You can protest this and have a chance to stop the gas company from drilling within 330' of your property. It is a lengthy and expensive process for the DRILLING COMPANY.

If you take your chances and don't sign? You may miss out on a few pennies per day and of course the 24 wells, decline in your property value, 4 times more tank batteries and compressors!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Attorney General's office says it will continue to fight EPA

Yesterday, Governor Perry and Co. lost another quest to force Texans to breathe toxic air!!!! For those of you that don't know the story, Governor Perry doesn't want the EPA to takeover the state's greenhouse gas permitting program.

But in an article in the Dallas Morning News, Lauren Bean, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Abbott, said that Texas will continue with several lawsuits that will challenge the EPA.

"While the court declined to proactively prohibit the EPA from continuing its federalization effort, today's ruling did not reach the heart of the State's claim and does not affect Texas' ability to continue pursuing its legal challenge against the agency," Bean said. "With the jobs and livelihoods of thousands of Texas families and businesses at risk, Texas will continue to challenge the EPA's unlawful overreach."

Great.... lets waste more taxpayer money when the state is facing a huge deficit!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mark your calendars! Flower Mound Town Council Work Session January 20th, 6:00 p..m.

The Flower Mound Town Council will meet on January 20th, for their first Work Session of 2011. It is possible the Oil & Gas Advisory Board will be presenting the town with their recommendations.

The Advisory Board was appointed back in July as part of the Flower Mound Cares Petition Drive. The petition called for a moratorium and an Advisory Board to review and make recommendations to the Oil & Gas related ordinances.

There will not be public participation at this meeting. If the Oil and Gas Advisory Board recommendations are presented on January 20th, it will mark the 30 day public comment period for the ordinance changes. Residents can address any issues during this time.

January 20, 6pm – 10pm

Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, TX

Monday, January 10, 2011

IMPORTANT: Public Hearing on EPA taking away authority from Texas

This hearing is on the EPA taking away the authority to enforce a portion of the Clean Air Act as it applies to Greenhouse Gases from the State of Texas. Texas is the only state refusing to abide by the law.

Governor Perry and the State of Texas have filed a stay and lawsuit to prevent the EPA from taking the authority away.

Texans have a right to breathe clean air like the rest of the nation.

This is your chance to comment and voice your opinion on this very important issue. Here is the info:
  • Date: January, 14, 2011, Friday
  • Time: 10:00 am to 7 pm or until the last registered speaker has spoken.
  • Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Dallas, 1015 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
  • Phone: 214 742–5678
To request a speaking time slot, contact Pamela Long at EPA or call her at 919-541-0641.)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Attention Citizens of the Shale...keep the TCEQ odor complaint info with you at all times!

Citizens here in Flower Mound, Lewisville, Double Oak, Argyle, Bartonville, Highland Village, and surrounding communities have been complaining about smelling odors and health issues. Even if the odor goes away, it should be reported!!!

We suggest you keep the following information handy so you can call in complaints to the TCEQ.
Program it into your phone, keep it in your wallet or purse. Whatever....just have it on you at all times.

Make sure to keep dates, times, description of the odors, and any health issues (whether or not you smell any odors.)

For all areas of the state, to submit a complaint you can:
TCEQ online form:
TCEQ toll-free at 888-777-3186
TCEQ e-mail

Click here for TCEQ odor complaint web page.

Josh Fox, Gasland Director, talks about whats fracking up our towns.

Thanks Josh for opening the eyes of many across the country.

Are chemicals from the oil and gas industry affecting the health of some Americans?
Read about it at TXSharon's post BP spill workers, Barnett Shale residents same chemicals in blood

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gas Drilling Near Cowboy Stadium?

On any given Sunday, over 100,000 (110,000 including the party pass area) people attend Cowboy Stadium. The city of Arlington may decide to allow drilling within a few blocks of the site.

In addition to bad air quality, this will put a strain on an already bad traffic situation in this area. What about the pipelines, tank batteries and compressors associated with gas drilling pad sites? With the Superbowl fast approaching, what in the world are they thinking!!!

The Star Telegram reported that Arlington council members boxes' were "flooded thousands of petitions from across the country". Yet one council member, Mel LeBlanc, is not listening. He plans on voting to allow the well. Mr. LeBlanc claims it has nothing to do with the stadium.

When is this guy up for re-election?

click here to sign the petition and "say no to gas drilling near cowboy stadium"