May 2011

Wherein the Star-Telegram’s Mike Norman invokes the nostalgic West Freeway aromas of Mrs. Baird’s to call for the gas industry to do its fair share to clean the air. Thanks to Mr. Norman for this piece at a media address that hasn’t always been at its best when reporting on gas issues. This editorial seal-of-approval […]

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Report: Pollution Controls Would Earn DFW Gas Operators $52 Million Annually “Industry has run out of excuses to do the right thing says clean air group. Demands State add more Shale pollution to regional air plan June 8th. (Arlington)—- Gas companies, their shareholders, and local mineral rights owners could gain $52 million a year in increased […]

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Small victories are still victories

by jim on May 25, 2011

This morning, by a vote of 9-2, the Oil and Gas Sub-Committee of the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Clean Air Steering Committee voted to request the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to: 1) Review its existing regulations governing gas field air pollution to make sure “they are adequate to achieve their intended purpose,” […]

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As Flower Mound Council member Al Filidoro put it on Monday night: “Who can be against clean air?” So far at least, no one but the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Bartonville’s Town Council became the fourth North Texas local government in eight days to pass a Fair Share resolution, and the fourth to pass […]

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Dallas County Votes for Fair Share Resolution (Dallas)—Dallas County Commissioners provided the region’s second vote in as many days urging the state to cut gas industry pollution as part of the next DFW ozone clean-up plan. All five Commissioners, including two Republicans and three Democrats, voted in favor of a “Fair Share” resolution that requests […]

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