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Pimp Daddy Got a Big Pipe (he thinks)

February 21, 2013



Plano, Texas can be proud to now say that one of their own, has chosen to be in bed with the gas industry and is in the process of paving the way to bring shale gas drilling to your neighborhood without your consent. In short, Texas State Rep. Van Taylor is now acting like a pimp for the gas industry and is proudly waving his powerful pipe around to please the gas industry.

 Fellow legislators were in awe when on Tuesday, Taylor authored HB1496 that would allow the gas industry to pretty much set up anywhere they want to drill, and your city/community can’t do anything about it. Taylor has got plenty of “benjamins” in his pants as he is one of  the RICHEST of the lawmakers in the State of Texas via Denbury Resources.

The only effect that any city/community would have control over are “visual aesthetics,” “noise abatement” and “hours of operation”. Everything else would be in the control of the State of Texas. YOU can tell Taylor what you think about his actions…………………….


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  1. February 21, 2013 6:44 pm

    —– Forwarded Message —-
    From: kim feil
    Cc: Jay Doegey ;
    Sent: Thu, February 21, 2013 5:37:39 PM
    Subject: Regarding HB 1496

    Regarding proposed House Bill 1496, if local zoning laws and state code….

    TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
    “(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”

    finds that land owners who purchased their land for the primary purpose of living in a residential area to avoid living in an industrial area, the basis for HB1496 is illogical and violates local (Home Rule) and state laws and puts undue burden on cities to compensate forgone royalty payments to mineral owners.

    This is an apparant bullying of the towns to allow drilling or else payup. People will move out of drilling towns on endure pollution and risky industrial processes and that is why we have these local and state laws.

    Since the RRC has the TCEQ look into matters of air quality issues and has not held up this code below, this HB is not advised and is illegal.

    Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
    Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance

    No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
    air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
    of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
    affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
    as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,
    or property.

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