Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Next Steps?

The DAG is now organizing a couple more panel presentations: One involving scientists on the environmental and public health impacts of drilling and one involving representatives from the Texas Rail Road Commission and the Texas Comission on Environmental Quality on the regulatory landscape of drilling.

What else should we be doing? What would you like to learn about? Comment here if you have suggestions. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DAG First Event is a Big Success

Nearly 100 people were in attendance for the panel discussion featuring Calvin Tillman, Deborah Rogers, Tammi Vajda, and Jim Bradbury. The talks were informative, the crowd was engaged, and it was an educational and civil evening. I have posted links to their presentations on a new "DAG Events" page on this blog.

The Denton Record Chronicle made another mention of the event.

Now it is time to turn out in big numbers for Thursday's meeting, hosted by the official city task force.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Panel to Discuss Lessons for Denton's Gas Policies

Free and Open to the Public
Monday August 22nd
UNT Campus - EESAT (ENV building) room #130
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Panelists include:
Calvin Tillman - former mayor of Dish
Deborah Rogers - member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Tammi Vajda - former member of Flower Mound's Oil and Gas Advisory Board
Jim Rogers - former member of Fort Worth's Urban Gas Drilling Task Force

Monday, August 8, 2011

Denton Public Forum on Drilling

--- Thursday August 25th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ---
Denton Civic Center (corner of Bell and McKinney)

Denton City Council is revising the city's drilling ordinance. As part of this process, the city will host a public information and feedback session on Aug. 25th in the Civic Center. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The agenda includes introductions and presentations by the City as well as information on Phase 1 and Phase 2 for revising the drilling ordinance. The second part will be conducted by the Citizen Committee for citizen input, moderated by Vicki Oppenheim. See the Facebook Event.

Drink, Think, and Gas Land

--- Friday Aug. 5 ---

Denton City Council Member Kevin Roden hosted a showing of Gas Land, followed by a lively discussion of life on the Barnett Shale and in the age of the great shale gas boom. About fifty people were in attendance, sowing the seeds for the Denton Stakeholder Drilling Advisory Group.