Someone is Lying at Dallas City Hall
From the beginning when it was revealed in 2008 that the City of Dallas had embarked into a lease agreement with the gas industry, questions about ethics and legalities have continued to hang on to the topic. Dallas City Hall leaders continue to dodge questions, and continue to encourage Dallas City Hall employees that to not approve the application would amount to a lawsuit. The first of many lies.
Now, it can be revealed that someone at Dallas City Hall is lying about the ability to drill on Dallas park land. Currently, it is illegal. Always has been. In 2008, Trinity East Energy signed a lease agreement with Mary Suhm, Dallas City Manager, to be allowed to apply for shale gas exploration on Dallas park land. No guarantees on paper that this would be a quick deal to lay some pipe into Dallas are written on any public document. If it exists, we haven’t seen it.
On Thursday, January 31st at 8 am, the City of Dallas will continue it’s program of ‘re education’ of the Dallas City Planning Commission by showing them the Trinity East Energy land in question that lays next door to the new Elm Fork Soccer Complex. To have this gas refinery next door to the Soccer Complex amounts to a new ‘dead zone’. In September 2012, the City of Dallas kicked out Weir Brothers Rocking crushing business because of it’s proximity next door to the Soccer Complex. The Trinity East Energy proposed site for the gas refinery is 50 feet further out. The drilling pad site would sit next door.
City Council member Sheffie Kadane even said about the rock crushing plant: “We’re gonna have kids form all over the world coming to that complex, and we don’t want that next door.”
Some is lying at Dallas City Hall.
LEASE AMENDMENTS SHOWING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN CITY OF DALLAS AND TRINITY EAST SAYING: YOU CAN’T DRILL ON PARK LAND UNLESS THE CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO ALLOW IT.
THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED TO VOTE ON THIS TOPIC ON FEBRUARY 13TH AT DALLAS CITY HALL