Titan Energy hires Wicked Witch of the West; Dallas sends Good Witch as rep.
Map showing Grapevine Lake with existing and proposed drill sites in the vicinity.
NOTE: The following information is based on eyewitness accounts and not by any media source. We are waiting on Dallas media to post their stories.
The confrontation of good vs. not so good occurred last night in Flower Mound.
The public hearing did not end until 2:00 am this morning, but thankfully it ended on a positive note for all residents in the North Texas area. The Flower Mound Oil and Gas Board of Appeals voted to deny both applications by Keystone and Titan Energy to install drill sites at both residential and lake shore sites.
Emotions ran at a fever pitch for the entire 8 hours beginning at 6:30 pm. Dallas city councilwoman Angela Hunt with her baby in tow was at the meeting, leading the charge for Dallas water concerns. As one of the early speakers of the evening, councilwoman Hunt did a masterful job of expressing the concerns for all of Dallas residents and their drinking water source.
Keystone Energy did their manipulative best by proposing a plastic wall(containment fence) around the pad site in order to prevent any leakages or to catch any spills should they happen. This “Hail Mary” pass did not work when it became apparent that they were pulling as many rabbits out of many hats in order to get the application. Chairman Scott Baker told the gas company, “not to re engineer their application from the podium.” Titan Energy’s attorney did her snarling best to threaten and intimidate the Oil and Gas Board members with a Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch imitation threatening to go after each member with a lawsuit if they did not approve the application. They didn’t.
The story is far from over. Both gas companies are grandfathered in so they are currently in the throes of coming up with new tactics to bring the royalty payments laced with poison to the area. For now, no drilling. It’s not over. Stay tuned.