A Must See Presentation from the Argyle - Bartonville Community Alliance

Argyle - Bartonville Community Alliance addresses the Denton County Commissioner Court regarding concerns about natural gas drilling. In response, the Court agreed to set-up a task force to address the concerns of residents affected by Barnett Shale drilling.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that the task force will be composed of individuals who are knowledgeable about the entire drilling process and its effects on Texans' health, welfare and safety not to mention the environmental impacts.  Since the court stated that they found the Drill Right Texas as a good starting point, we hope to see someone from OGAP put on the task force.

ABCA Addresses Denton Commissioner Court from Runner Susan on Vimeo.

Thanks to Txsharon for the video!

Roberson Ranch Update

Roberson Ranch residents are "cautiously optimistic" that the proposed gas wells may be moved further away from their homes.  They are in talks with the company.  The Denton's planning commission will look at the issue again on May 26. Ultimately, the City Council will have the final say.  Read the full story here

Show support for the Robson Ranch residents

The residents of the Robson Ranch retirement community are facing the possibility of having gas wells drilled within 750 feet from their homes.  The Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to revisit the item on Wednesday night. Read the full story here.

They could use our support. 

Denton Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
City Hall, 215 E. McKInney st
6 p.m. work session,  and 6:30 p.m. regular meeting

A Juxtaposition of the Texas border and natural gas drilling operations

Come out and Meet the Texas Railroad Commissioner candidate

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Time:5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:Tierney's Cafe patio
208 East Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057-4044
(972) 353-2109

Jeff Weems is the Democratic candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner. the state government body that is responsible for oil and gas regulation. The presence of gas drilling in the Barnett Shale is as important in our communities of Lewisville and Flower Mound.

Join us for a reception with Jeff Weems. Bring your questions, bring a neighbor, bring the kids, and enjoy one of Lewisville's local restaurant.

An Educational Event

Dear friends,

I hope that you can join me on May 12th for an evening of education and entertainment for the Fort Worth premiere of GASLAND, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. We are showing GASLAND in the beautiful theater at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and hosting an exclusive after party with Josh Fox, the filmmaker of GASLAND.

The invitation is attached, and the RSVP page is at http://gasland.earthworksaction.org/.
The evening will begin at 5:30 PM with a pre-party which will be open to all and will include a cash bar and snacks. At 6:30 PM GASLAND will be screening in the Modern’s Auditorium. For the screening, we are asking for a donation of $15. Afterwards, Josh Fox will be on hand to answer some questions. Then, at 8:30 PM the VIP After-party with Josh and members of Texas OGAP will begin, for those making donations of $100.

All proceeds from the evening’s events will benefit Texas OGAP. To RSVP, go to http://gasland.earthworksaction.org/.
See you on May 12th!

Kudos to Corinth

This is such an inspiring story.  The citizens of Corinth led by Cora Bell, aka "the thunder from down under," rallied together and successfully prevented XTO from having 11 variances granted.  Among other things, XTO was hoping to move the wells closer to homes and schools and install tank battery/storage tank within 100 feet of a residential structure.  

This should set an example not only for other cities but also for other groups that success is possible.  To think that they managed to do so much in such a short span of time.  WAY TO GO CORINTH!