In 2011, concerned residents, neighborhood associations and environmental groups convinced the Dallas City Council to delay hydro-fracking permits until the city ordinance could be strengthened and to appoint a special task force to make recommendations on how to improve the ordinance. This task force finalized its recommendations to the City Council in March 2012. Now the Dallas Residents at Risk coalition is working to hold the City Council accountable to accepting the best recommendations for the people of Dallas—not the industry. Other cities and towns in the D/FW Metroplex have shown by experience that strong public health and saftey protections are a must.
Here are several documents and fliers that you can use to learn more and help spread the word.