|What Can I Do?
The most important asset of any cause is its people, without whom nothing would ever get done. Some people will be leaders, while others will be there in support roles. You can do both!
If you are a leader, then you can start by organizing a group of concerned citizens in your neighborhood or community to begin or expand upon the educational process of making your friends and neighbors understand the issues and help attract others of a like mind. You can find out about events and activities such as City Council, City Plan Commission, Zoning Commission or activity group meetings, and then share that information with those around you. And, you can take an active role in organized groups to learn what others are doing so that you can share that information with your group, as well as bring new ideas that can benefit the established groups.
Some of these things take a little time and effort, but without citizen involvement we all lose to corporate interests with deep pockets and experienced PR machines that capture the ears of our elected officials and fellow citizens, often with erroneous or false information intended to sell their perspective as the only viable course to follow.
If following the lead of others is your nature, then you can join an established group, or help a local leader establish a new group among your family members, friends, neighbors and associates in your neighborhood, church, club or other social group to get the ball rolling. And, you can study the issues and learn as much as possible so that you can converse intelligently about the issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas so that you are not easily deceived by those purporting to represent your best interest when their real motive is their own best (usually financial) interest.
In other words, lead, follow or get out of the way, but DO SOMETHING!
At the right is a list of DFW area groups that have already done much of the legwork gathering information so that you don't have to spend hours of research trying to get started. Of course, this should not be a substitute for learning as much as possible about the subject from as many sources as possible, but it does give you a firm foundation upon which to build, and it can get you up to speed quickly. These groups will welcome your participation and involvement. (Some groups are more formally structured and organized than others, but all are working for a common purpose - preventing unsafe gas drilling practices and stopping heavy industrial processes in residential areas.)
FracDallas welcomes the participation of concerned citizens. Contact us today to find out what you can do to help make a difference in your neighborhood and in our city.
|Where Can I Participate?|
Natural Resources Defense Council
Oil and Gas Accountability Project
Argyle Bartonville Community Alliance
BlueDaze (Wise County)
Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling
Flower Mound Citizens Against Urban Drilling
Ft. Worth Can Do
North Central Texas Communities Alliance
Texas Sierra Club
Westchester Gasette (Grand Prairie)
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