FracDallas - Factual information about hydraulic fracturing and natural gas production

Sponsoring Organizations

Environment Texas
Green Source DFW

Community Organizations

Don't Frac with Dallas
Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling
BlueDaze Drilling Reform
Westchester Gasette
Fort Worth Can Do
Save the Trinity Aquifer
Argyle - Bartonville Communities Alliance
Corinth Cares
Denton Citizens for Responsible Urban Drilling
North Central Texas Communities Alliance
Flower Mound Citizens Against Urban Drilling
Denton Stakeholders Drilling Advisory Group Pappy Elkins Restoration Group

Support Organizations

Natural Resources Defense Council - The Earth's best Defense
Sierra Club - Texas
Earthworks - Protecting Communities and the Environment - Environmental Data Collection
Texas Oil and Gas Project
Downwinders at Risk - Reducing toxic air pollution in North Texas
Natural Gas Watch
National Alliance for Drilling Reform

Calvin Tillman - Phelim McAleer debate on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute

On Monday, October 27, 2014, a debate will pit former DISH, Texas Mayor Calvin Tillman against "Fracknation" producer Phelim McAleer. The event will happen at Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244, Building H, Room H125, starting at 7:00 PM. The debate moderator will be announced once confirmed. The event will feature the two debaters squaring off over opposing claims about the safety and practicality of oil and gas production using hydraulic fracturing, and will include an audience question and answer period. The debate is open to the public, but seating is limited to 160, so come early for a chair in the lecture hall.

Dallas CPC Re-writing Gas Drilling Ordinance

The City Council has assigned the City Plan Commission the task of reviewing task force recommendations and crafting a draft ordinance that the City Council will either adopt without changes, adopt with changes or not adopt at all. Meanwhile, drilling permit applications are not going forward much to the chagrin of drilling companies.

Currently, the CPC is holding bi-weekly briefings in which Assistant City Attorney Tammy Palomino and Interim Director of Sustainable Development David Cossum are providing staff guidance for writing a new ordinance, often without regard to what the CPC has already decided it wants to recommend. These briefings are being held at Dallas City Hall in the City Council Chamber on Thursday mornings at 8:30 AM and lasting until all topics for that day have been discussed. The schedule for remaining briefings and public hearings is as follows:

  • September 26, 2013 Meeting

    8:30 - 9:00 am - Review of drafted provisions of the Ordinance

    9:00-10:30 am - Finish discussion of topics from previous meeting

    10:30-11:00 am - Recap
    Summary of discussion for the day
    Revisit previous topics

    11:00 am - 1:30 pm - CPC Briefing (working lunch)

    1:30 pm:

    CPC Public hearing - Gas Drilling - 3nd and LAST Public Hearing on Gas Drilling at CPC

    After public hearing - vote to make recommendations to City Council

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