At the beginning of the drilling at Razyor Ranch in Denton Texas the neighborhood raised the money for air, soil, and water testing by Wolfe Environmental.
The test results showed several known carcinogens and neurotoxins over the safe state established levels. The results were given to the state agencies and released to the press. The response we received was surprising because our testing was called inaccurate and unscientific. An employee of Range Resources stated our complaints were politically motivated and the Texas Railroad Commission believed this to be the case according to Range Resources.
The above involvement resulted in very little positive change for the residents in the North Texas area, specifically the Barnett Shale.
After much discussion and collaboration we have decided to form a group which will broaden our range and involve legal counsel.
A local attorney and has been paid a retainer. She has agreed to assist us in getting the local, state, and federal agencies to listen to our concerns and file, if necessary, appropriate paperwork against regulatory agencies such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Railroad Commission, and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency when they do not perform their jobs to the safe and acceptable standards set by the regulatory agencies.
We are requesting community involvement in our fundraising efforts to help cover legal fees. Please become a member of our group and attend as many meetings as possible. Donations are not necessary to become a part of this group.
Please let me know any ideas for fundraising. Please send donations for the legal fund to:
Texans for Responsible and Accountable Energy Development
1622 W. University #525
Denton, TX 76201
You may drop off donations at 805 Ector, Denton, TX or call me at 214-632-3735 and I will gladly pick them up. Money may also be donated thru my email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will link you to our donation page on the Texans for Responsible and Accountable Energy Development blog site. Checks can be made payable to TRAED or Texans for Responsible and Accountable Energy Development.