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Thursday, November 21, 2013

City Gas Drilling Ordinances within the Barnett Shale

By Faith Chatham - DFWRCC - Nov. 21, 2013

A number of cities in the DFW Region have passed or revised gas drilling ordinances in the past few years. Here are links to a few of them.

The City of Arlington
http://www.arlingtontx.gov/planning/pdf/Gas_Wells/Gas_Drilling_and_Production_Ordinance.pdf

The City of Dallas  in progress
http://www.dallascityhall.com/council_briefings/briefings0812/GasDrillingBriefingPro_080112.pdf
(Note: Ed Ireland is a paid PR person for the Gas Drilling Industry. He is paid to misrepresent the facts to prevent regulation to the industry. He exaggerates the benefits, inflates the number of jobs and plays down the "sugar-coats" the averse impact of mixing heavy industry into residential neighborhoods. He uses air brushed photographs, sometimes even inserting trees where none exist! It is important to weigh anything coming from Ed Ireland and The Energy Education Council (a  consortium of Oil and Gas Producers he represents) very carefully and DO NOT RELY ON HIS STATEMENTS TO BE FACTUAL. Sometimes they are. Frequently they are not.)

The City of Fort Worth
http://fortworthtexas.gov/uploadedFiles/Gas_Wells/090120_gas_drilling_final.pdf
http://pstrust.org/docs/gaswell_ordinance.pdf


The City of Grand Prairie
http://www.gptx.org/modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4742

More links will be added to this post soon.

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