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Saturday, November 13, 2010

What would happen if the Texas Railroad Commission could tell your local municipalities how to regulate gas well site?

Have we ever seen the TRRC refuse a gas well drilling permit?

Below recommendations to Energy Resource Committee meeting. Courtesy Kim Feil! Thanks!

1) For the 70% needed on the hi-impact waiver, limit "one vote per owner", "not per parcel owed"

2) Mandate drillers to report aggregate emissions from all their sites; mandate they apply for "New Source Review Permit", "not a Permit By Rule".

3) Baseline air test before the SUP is approved at the P&Z level to protect areas already high in emissions and to avoid toxic combinations of other sources

4) Clear language of green completions/closed loop systems that specify emission protections at each phase for drilling, compressor stations and pipelines.

5) Mandate fresh/clean (not reclaimed water) when initially drilling through the aquifer.



Energy Resources

9:00 AM, Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fort Worth, TX City Hall - 1000 Throckmorton St.

Rep. Jim Keffer

The Energy Resources Committee will meet to discuss interim charge #1:

Survey current local ordinances governing surface use of property in oil

and gas development. Recommend changes, if any, to the authority of the

Railroad Commission to regulate the operation of oil and gas industries in

urban areas of the state, particularly the Barnett Shale.

The Committee will hear both invited and public testimony.

For questions regarding the hearing, please contact Bernice

Espinosa-Torres or Ky Ash at (512)463-0656.

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