Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Public Hearing on Drilling Permit in Flower Mound

A public hearing on a gas driller's request for waivers has been scheduled for tonight's meeting of the Oil and Gas Appeals Board:

When: Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Flower Mound Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Road

From Marsha Gavitt of Voters United to Preserve Flower Mound:
A gas driller has submitted a request for a "blanket drilling permit" on property north of FM 1171, east of Shiloh Road , and west of Lusk Lane. They are also asking for waivers of the town’s required setbacks from adjacent property owners and environmentally sensitive areas. Blanket permits appear to be a new way to circumvent our protective drilling ordinance and to reduce the ability of residents to be informed and to have their concerns addressed.....

If you cannot attend the public hearing, please email your comments by 4:00 p.m. on October 11 to the town secretary's office at or fax your comments to 972.874.6453. Correspondence should include your name and address.
For a review of some of the issues surrounding oil and gas drilling in Denton County, please see our previous post: Grapevine Company Cited for Drilling Violations in Denton County.

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