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Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling (DARRD) – Kick Off Meeting (8/11/2010)

January 31, 2010

Please join the Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling (DARRD) for our first community meeting on the evening of August 11th at the Southwood Methodist Church in Oak Cliff (near the two drilling request for permit sites).

Why Should I Attend?
Two Special Use Permit (SUP) for gas drilling applications are currently waiting for approval from the Dallas City Council and the city planning commission.   If one gets approved, more will get approved. Because of the lack of regulations in the state and across the county, this is an industry run amuck potentially endangering everyone’s health and property values. Contaminated air, land and water are a direct result of this self-regulated industry.

Feature Speakers
Sharon Wilson: Texas Oil Gas Accountability Project
Cherelle Blazer: Environmental Defense Fund
Calvin Tillman: Mayor of Dish, Texas featured in HBO’s film documentary GASLAND directed by Josh Fox
Gary Hogan: North Central Texas Community Alliance

Meeting Details
When: Wednesday, August 11th – 7:00pm
Where: Southwood Methodist Church – 3601 South Ravinia, 75233 (map)
What: Q&A opportunity with local leaders who have been working on North Texas gas drilling issues for a number of years (PDF flyer).

Who We Are/Questions
DARRD is a group Dallas area residents who are concerned about responsible drilling practices and policies for our city and surrounding metroplex.

Please contact DARRD to join our list to stay current on news, information and volunteer opportunities; or with any questions about urban gas drilling in Dallas/North Texas.

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