Wow. By the slimmest of margins, the City Plan Commission has rejected the proposed Trinity East gas drilling sites and compressor station for a second time. Although the City Council could still attempt to gather a super-majority vote to overturn this decision, let’s take a moment to enjoy success. Thanks goes out to all participating residents, neighborhood groups, organizers and trouble-makers. Thanks to Irving City Council member Rose Cannaday and all Irving residents who have joined our efforts. City Hall was standing room only on Thursday, and you made an impact. Even one of the most outspoken drilling supporters on the City Plan Commission ended up voting against the proposed compressor station. Again, wow.
Unfortunately, the City Council can still reverse this recommendation—but they need a super-majority vote to do so. Trinity East must think that’s a possibility, because they’ve asked for a vote next month. Read the Dallas Observer story here.
You know what this means: Click here to contact Mayor Rawlings and the City Council now. Keep your eyes out for another scheduled hearing and vote. Be ready to come back to City Hall and give our elected officials the benefit of your testimony. Keep using your voice, it’s made all the difference so far. But it ain’t over till it’s over.