Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs is hosting a Town Hall meeting this week to provide an update on the proposed gas drilling ordinance. Please attend, and help spread the word!
Protecting our Community from Gas Drilling – An Update on the New Ordinance
Thurs. Jun. 14 @ 6:30 pm
Hampton Illinois Library
2951 South Hampton Road
Recent news reports have put a spotlight on the possible dangers of fracking near flood control infrastructure such as dams and levees. Gas company XTO (owned by Exxon Mobil) began drilling near the Joe Pool Lake dam in Grand Prairie and applied for a permit to do the same on Dallas’ side of the lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which wishes to forbid fracking within 3,000 feet of a dam, sent a letter to Grand Prairie officials urging them to halt all drilling operations near the dam until further studies could be undertaken. Dallas officials probably received a similar letter from the Corps, but they have refused to release any record of it! Learn more here.