Petition continues

We have collected 977 signatures as of Friday April 16! Many thanks to all who signed!

If you missed out and still want to sign the petition, please stop by Tom and Barbara Bowater at the following address: 2807 Pottery Trail. We will continue to collect signatures.

phone: 940-321-0595
email: thebowaters@aol.com

Click here for more info on the petition.

20 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    You guys are doing a wonderful job. Please let us know if we can help. We share your pain.

  2. 2

    corinthcares said,

    Hi Margarete,

    Thank you for the nice compliment. Yes, you can definitely help.

    First of all, please subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the “email subcribtion” section in the right side bar of the blog.

    Ask all your neighbors to check out this blog and request them to sign the petiton.

    We post requests for volunteers on the blog frequently, so please check frequently.

    We currently are in great need for help with flyer distribution. If you would like to help please call:

    Tom and Barbara Bowater
    phone: 940-321-0595
    email: thebowaters@aol.com
    address: 2807 Pottery Trail

    For any other question, suggestion or to be added to our email distribution list, please email: corinthcares@yahoo.com

  3. 3

    corinthcares said,

    Sorry didn’t realize you are a fellow blogger. Thanks for posting a link to our Web site. We will return the favor. Can’t wait to check out your blog more. Glad to see you are using our interviews. Let’s keep in touch, maybe we can work together more.

  4. 4

    Sharon said,

    I just posted about the petition. Let me know how I can help.

  5. 5

    Concerned Citizen said,

    After attending last nights council meeting there are a few things I wish to address. My main concern is the lack of knowledge in regards to the facts. Its about time for the focus to turn towards facts and less on the appealing to emotions tactics. Health and safety is on the minds of everyone, or at least it should be. That being said, when looking at the health and safety risks associated with a natural gas drill site in the community, I have heard no facts to back up what so many against the drilling have said. Most against will speak of the safety of their children and so fourth and will argue major health risks associated with a drilling site so close to home, but have failed to provide substantial evidence supporting such claims. One thing I think we can all agree on is that toxins are everywhere, at levels that aren’t defined as dangerous. Such as the cars we drive and the gas we pump..etc. But to argue highly dangerous health effects, and have no supporting evidence is simply a waste of time.

    What saddens me the most is when I see young children being exposed to their negligent parents smoking habits. Yet, I don’t see any of you fighting to protect those children! How about the thousands who die as a direct result of a drunk driver? Where is the petition to strengthen the punishment of such so that maybe, just maybe I can feel a tad bit more safe driving down the road. The facts are clear on drunk driving, they can’t be argued! Some facts:

    Cancer.org reports: ( http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_1_3X_Benzene.asp?sitearea=PED: )

    “Environmental exposures. Sources of benzene in the environment include gasoline, automobile exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, emissions from coke ovens and other industrial processes, and waste water from certain industries. While benzene is commonly found in air in both urban and rural areas, the levels are usually very low. Areas of heavy vehicular traffic, gasoline stations, and areas near industrial sources may have higher air levels. Cigarettes have been found to release between 50 and 150 micrograms of benzene per cigarette, so smoking and second-hand smoke are important sources of exposure to benzene. Cigarette smoke accounts for about half of the US national exposure to benzene and for about 89% of benzene exposure among smokers. Secondhand smoke accounts for 10% of benzene exposure among nonsmokers.”

    MADD reports: (http://www.madd.org/Drunk-Driving/Drunk-Driving/Statistics/AllStats.aspx#STAT_1)

    –“On average someone is killed by a drunk driver every 45 minutes. In 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in drunk driving related crashes—a decline of 9.8 percent from the 13,041 drunk driving related fatalities of 2007.”
    –“About three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives.”
    –“In 2008, 64.1 percent of eighth graders reported that alcohol is “very easy” or “fairly easy” to get. This is down from 73.1 percent a decade earlier.”
    –“Alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost the public an estimated $114.3 billion in 2000, including $51.1 billion in monetary costs and an estimated $63.2 billion in quality of life losses. People other than the drinking driver paid $71.6 billion of the alcohol-related crash bill, which is 63 percent of the total cost of these crashes.”

    Yet we are worried because, like communities all over the US, we might be exposed to some traffic issues and to the sight of a drill site. I don’t like construction, I don’t like being stuck behind a tractor driving down the same road as me, but life happens. You could argue that the trucks will pose a safety issue, but then again how many 18-wheeler trucks fly down the Corinth stretch of I35 exceeding the speed limit.. I don’t prefer that, but when I go to walmart I want the shelves to be restocked. And not to mention the chance of me getting killed by one of those trucks is just as high it seems as me getting hit by one of the many reckless drivers that plague our highways. The list could go on and on. The effects of smoking, alcohol, getting gas at the gas station, driving our cars, industrial processes, etc could go on forever. That is why I feel as a city we need to look at the FACTS, not the emotions! For a city populated by over 20,000 residents, 900+ people (which doesn’t do much justice due to the fact that if you count both husband and wife and so on, it just becomes a number goal.) it sure doesn’t seem to bother the other 19000+ residents. Who is to say that some of these residents, being the ones who signed, were not coerced due to a misrepresentation of the facts and an appeal to their emotions!

    And to compare the Ten Commandments to the city code and the variances, is just outrageous. Whether you believe it or not, our world is full of sin. Each and every one of us have fallen short. Most don’t need to ask for variances to the Commandments, they just break them anyways. XTO, could flat out break the laws and start drilling, as do many citizens in regards to posting temporary signs, illegal parking, speeding, and so fourth. I am thankful that they are working with our city council in an effort to provide the safest drilling site possible.

    My hope is that the facts are considered, as they should be in every situation for both sides. I am not an expert in anyway, but felt I should comment on the meeting last night and the information I have seen from both sides and through my own research. As long as the decision is made based on the facts and not emotion and intimidation, then I see nothing to worry about!

    • 6

      Corinth Landowner said,

      Although I can appreciate YOUR emotional plea for the facts here, I can’t help but notice that you have decided to hide behind all your words and NOT say your name at the end of your post. That’s a fact YOU seem to have forgotten.

      People can’t help but feel emotional about all of this. They are simply thinking about their families and their families to come. Before you say I’ve got that too, putting money ahead of safety is just wrong. It’s not the same thing. I rather live a healthy simple live than a life based on a desire for money and all the “things” that go with that with poor health.

      Here’s a fact for you. 745 kids enrolled at Hawk Elementary with 65 staff members. 950 kids enrolled at Crownover Middle School with 90 staff members. 1850 lives all in a very small footprint of “XTO’s area of impact map”. I’ve been told that part of the Hawk Elementary Emergency Evacuation Plan is for the kids to be taken to ……. The Lake Sharon Christian Center. Ironic …. that place is considered a safe place to
      evacuate them to. Or maybe I should say was considered a safe place.

      Fact…. 11 variances to get XTO’s plan to work on all that acreage???

      Fact…. Regular citizens live by the city LAWS. ORDINANCES. If I can’t get a variance or waiver on an ordinance for garage sale signs, why should XTO get theirs for a project that has the potential to cause harm to other landowners?

      Fact…. XTO is asking the city to break these LAWS simply for their own convenience. It will save them time and money.

      Fact…Gas companies are exempt from the clean water act.
      In 2005, at the urging of Vice President Cheney, fracking fluids were exempted from the Clean Water Act after the companies that own the patents on the process raised concerns about disclosing proprietary formulas – if they had to meet the Act’s standards they would have to reveal the chemical composition which competitors could then steal. This also exempts these companies from having to meet the strict regulations that protect the nation’s freshwater supply.
      This was a sweetheart political deal and it probably doesn’t surprise you that the the Vice President’s former employer Halliburton is one of the largest players in providing hydraulic fracturing services to gas companies.
      So why are people finding their tap water a fire hazard? The gas companies deny that it’s their fault and because of this Halliburton loophole, it is pretty hard to prove otherwise.
      There is a bill currently making its way through Congress that will hopefully close the Halliburton Loophole.

      Fact….XTO hides behind a patent on their fracking solutions. News flash oil companies…. revealing the ingredients is NOT telling your competitors the recipe. That’s such a lame excuse. Look, if you guys want to drill in residential communities, why wouldn’t you reveal the ingredients to the public. Seems to me that not doing so, perpetuates the idea that you’ve got something to hide. If you want to win us over, being deceptive isn’t helping your case one bit. Not here in Corinth or anywhere “common sense people reside.

      Fact…XTO is misrepresenting this project. Residents of Lake Sharon have stated in City Hall meetings that when they were approached by Bradon Exploration that it was for 1 well and it was to be on the west side of Lake Sharon. Never once in all the meetings that the President of the HOA went to and he was involved with ALL of them was there EVER an alternate drill site. Now XTO is saying that The Christian Center is the alternate site. You don’t have to be a lawyer or chemical engineer to see that something fishy is going on here.

      Fact…..There are test results that you and others would like to discount that show elevated levels of toxic chemicals in and around humans that live in Dish TX.

      FACT….Money can grease a lot of palms.

      FACT… I don’t drink alcohol (not yet) nor do I smoke. I am currently in excellent health and would like to stay that way for as long as God sees fit.

      Also to your point about the signatures on the petition. That may not seems to mean much to you, but to me, it’s a lot! When the Taylor well went in on the other end of Lake Sharon Dr, we NEVER heard a thing about it. The city nor the Energy Company NEVER contacted us. My point is that just because we don’t have a petition with 20,000 signatures on it (which would probably include husbands and wife and kids and would stiil be in your words be a counting game) does NOT mean that the remaining citizens are OK with it. You’ve just jumped to that conclusion without ANY facts to back that statement up. More than likely, they simply don’t even know what’s going on over on this side of the town. After all, I drive down Lake Sharon Dr. every day to get to the freeway. I never knew that Mr Taylor’s well was going in until they were drilling it.

      I do have a question for you. When does the rights of 1 landowner supersede the surrounding landowners (that for out way the 1)?

      George Wiedemer

      • 7

        Concerned Citizen said,

        To respond to the attempt to intimidate, I have chosen to leave out my name in an effort to prevent bias and personal attack. My name is irrelevant to the argument and has nothing to do with working to make sure the facts are straight. I in no way have forgotten my name, but thanks for checking. I am sorry that upsets you so.

        I completely recognize the emotional aspects in regards to the protecting of ones family, friends, and community. That is a given, I would say I am emotional tied to this as well, but I have chosen to control my emotions and acknowledge the facts that have been presented from both sides. “Before you say I’ve got that too, putting money ahead of safety is just wrong.” If I understand this statement correctly, you are assuming I have a financial gain from this or that I place I higher priority on money that safety. I am trying to wrap my finger around where you imagined that from. Must mean you think you know who I am or you believe I am full of greed. Neither do you or will you ever know. I am far from greedy, and have no financial ties to this matter! This goes to show your response is unfounded already at this point.

        Starting with the first fact you proposed:
        “745 kids enrolled at Hawk Elementary with 65 staff members. 950 kids enrolled at Crownover Middle School with 90 staff members. 1850 lives all in a very small footprint of “XTO’s area of impact map”. I’ve been told that part of the Hawk Elementary Emergency Evacuation Plan is for the kids to be taken to ……. The Lake Sharon Christian Center. Ironic …. that place is considered a safe place to evacuate them to. Or maybe I should say was considered a safe place.”

        –I would agree, without checking to make sure the numbers are accurate, that the number of staff an children at both Hawk and Crownover is accurate. In regards to the EEP at Hawk, again assuming that this is a part of their plan, I believe it is a safe place to evacuate to and will continue to be just that. If they choose to change that, after reviewing their plan, that is up to them. The accusation that it will become and unsafe place is what I am worried about. I have yet to see something supporting that argument besides traffic issues and the unsupported toxin concerns. If strong evidence supporting that argument was displayed, I am confident that the city council would not allow the blatant harmful exposure to the people of Corinth. But that is just it, that reliable supporting evidence is lacking!

        Fact #2– “11 variances to get XTO’s plan to work on all that acreage???”
        Well yes there are 11 variances and that is a known fact, but I dont quite understand what you are getting at?

        Fact #3–“Regular citizens live by the city LAWS. ORDINANCES. If I can’t get a variance or waiver on an ordinance for garage sale signs, why should XTO get theirs for a project that has the potential to cause harm to other landowners?”
        I would agree that “regular” citizens live by city laws and ordinances. But there is NO fact in this proposed “fact.” That would mean that the majority of “regular” citizens have not exceeded the speed limit, parked illegally, littered, put out to many garage sale signs, and so fourth. Everyone makes mistakes. And contrary to what you believe isn’t possible, Corinth City Ordinances(which is accessible online) allows for the application of variances under the city’s sign ordinance which you referenced. (§ 155.15 VARIANCES) SO if you felt the need, you could apply for a variance. XTO is asking for variances on ordinances that are much more complex than a sign ordinance. And once again we return to the unsupported argument on health risks.

        Facts #4-7. I am trying to cut back due to the fact that I have better things to be doing… I see some instances of fact, regarding the Clean Water Act and the patent issues. I also see mixed in to it all is comments about money, chemicals “in and around humans in Dish TX”, And the fact that you don’t, at the moment, drink alcohol or smoke. Oh and that you are in excellent health. Thanks for not releasing harmful toxins into the air as a result of smoking. Still see no FACTS to support the comment about the Dish residents health.

        And the “You’ve just jumped to that conclusion without ANY facts to back that statement up” My comment was only to show the lack of community involvement. I said it sure doesn’t seem to bother the other 19,000 residents, which to me is a reasonable statement considering this issue has been publicized, and still only 900+ signed the petition. Not jumping to conclusions just making a judgment based on “common sense.”

        “I do have a question for you. When does the rights of 1 landowner supersede the surrounding landowners (that for out way the 1)?”

        Answer: Well we each have our rights, granted to us by the United States Constitution. So if my neighbor was smoking for example, and I felt as though me and my neighbors were at risk, could we tell him to stop smoking? If a landowner choices to exercise his/her right to something, granting that its reasonable and justifiable in accordance to such right, then yes despite the opposition, it should be allowed. This could be applied to nearly an right.

        I believe I have made my concerns known and will not continue to go back and fourth. My goal was to make sure that the known facts were acknowledged. I am leaving this up to God and know that the city council will work to make the right decision.

      • 8

        Donny Forson said,

        Mr Wiedemer,

        Please check out the facts before you speak for Lake Sharon Christian Center. There is no signed agreement with Hawk Elementary School to use Lake Sharon Christian Center as an evacuation site. There never has been a written agreement for that. This was misreported by the Denton Record Chronicle Columnist who did not report accurately the information given to her by the school. I spoke to the principal today who expressed frustration with the manner in which the information was misrepresented. Unfortunately, like the majority of the information posted on this site people look for only the portion of truth that matches their bias.

        The only reason to state there was an agreement (WHEN THERE IS NOT) was to create fear in the minds of residents CorinthCares has already scared by their exaggerations of the dangers of gas drilling. If you really care please stop misrepresenting the truth. I respect your right to protest drilling from this location but believe you should use the truth not scare tactics based on half truths or no truth at all. Hundreds of wells safely exist on school campuses and are much closer than Hawk Elementary is to the Lake Sharon drill site.

        Thank you.

  6. 11

    Corinth Landowner said,

    http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_Corinth_XTO_0417.2556e5722.html

    Here is the quote from the link above.

    “One resident pointed out that children from Hawk Elementary School are supposed to go to Lake Sharon Christian Center should the school need to be evacuated.

    Hawk Elementary Assistant Principal Monica Graves confirmed Friday that the school has such an agreement with the center, but the school had other options if the center itself was affected. ”

    This is exactly what I was told.
    A reporter confirms statement.
    So now it’s not true???
    Interesting….

    I will simply say this. It was never my intention to “create fear in the minds of residents” or “use scare tactics”. I will let anyone that is actually reading this draw their own conclusions.

    George Wiedemer

    • 12

      Donny Forson said,

      Mr. Wiedemer,

      There is no desire on my part to be argumentative. I am confident you are a good man who wants the best for his family. For the most part I have tried to remain neutral but common sense compels me to share my thoughts. I know what the quote says but it is not factual.

      If you will allow me the opportunity I just want to share why I am even taking the time to post about it. Speaking the truth is one of my core values as I am sure it is for you also. That is why I find it annoying when people make inaccurate statements for which they are not held accountable.

      It is my opinion that if someone tells me the sky is falling, natural gas production causes cancer, or they will drain the lake dry when they drill gas wells, that person should provide evidence to support this theory. When I had access to the lake (Lake Sharon) there were plenty of times the level would drop far more than two feet in the summer months without any drilling operations. Not sure who we blame for that but it is always amazing to watch God refill it!

      That brings us to the information quoted in the article you site. Not sure who the resident was who made the statement but I do not believe he was a school official. I know he was not a Lake Sharon Christian Center representative yet he states, “…children from Hawk Elementary School are supposed to go to Lake Sharon Christian Center should the school need to be evacuated.”

      Surely we can agree that the only reason for making this type statement at the council meeting was to cause others to believe that granting a permit to drill for natural gas at Lake Sharon would endanger young children (totally speculative). I know what the article says and that is why I am posting. Residents in this area are free to protest drilling but do it honestly and factually!

      Any agreement to use a private facility as an evacuation site must be in writing because it requires permission from the owner of the property. When I read the article I did not remember signing anything. I asked an employee at the center if she had agreed to such use of the center. She said that several years ago the school nurse mentioned to her that it might be a good site but that she would get back to her. No further action was taken.

      Please understand we are more than willing to assist residents or our public schools in whatever way possible especially in an emergency. That is not the heart of the matter! Using inaccurate information to create unjustified fear is the issue at hand.

      Therefore, I called the school to see if they had the agreement and who had signed it. The principal told me there is no written agreement. I knew that already because I had not signed one and no one from our center had signed one. In my conversation with the school official she expressed frustration over the manner in which the reporter from the Chronicle had used the information.

      You asked the question, “So now it’s not true???” regarding this evacuation plan agreement. I can say with confidence it never was true!

      The resident who said it and the reporter who printed it should have done some homework. Please, if you really care, don’t allow a bias to cloud the truth. It seems Al Gore did that with Global Warming and Calvin Tillman, the expert corinthcares brought in from DISH is doing it too. Responding to the recent health report Tillman said, “…even if they did not find contamination levels that suggest eminent danger, he sees cause for concern.”

      Here is another quote I found very interesting in the article about the DISH health report, “We didn’t find one element that was elevated in everyone,” said Allison Lowery, a Texas Department of State Health Services spokeswoman.

      She also said, “chemicals can enter people’s blood from a variety of everyday exposures. The chemical that has most raised health concern related to drilling in the Barnett Shale is benzene. The tests found elevated levels of benzene only in the samples of smokers, for whom such levels would be expected,” Lowery said. “Of the 28 people tested, about half had lower than average levels of the contaminants”, she said. “The others had some slightly elevated levels, but the results have no apparent pattern.”

      The ONLY people out of those sampled who had elevated levels of benzene were smokers. Common sense says quit smoking not natural gas production!

      The whole article is worth reading but I could not find a media link on the corinthcares site so here it is… http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/04/13/2112359/study-finds-toxins-in-dish-residents.html

      I appreciate the chance to dialogue and present a different perspective on the issue.

      Thank you for reading it!

  7. 13

    Tom Bowater said,

    To those of you who for reasons that are only truly known unto yourselves, and to those who hide behind some anemic claim of protection from bias and such, I want all to know that I will not seek sanctuary behind such obviously transparent excuses and I shall freely state who I am and what I stand for. This being said after having received some rather bizarre and threatening phone calls. As it was once written…”and the Truth shall set you free”.

    Tom Bowater
    2807 Pottery Trail
    Corinth, TX 76210
    940-321-0595

  8. 14

    Concerned Citizen said,

    Well, first off Mr. Wiedemer, I believe you are yet again failing to use the FACTS! I am amazed! Mr. Forson has made it clear to you that such information is FALSE! Yet, you want to speculate and draw conclusions??? About what exactly? The truth hasn’t changed. You argument makes no since whatsoever and like all others has proven to be absolutely false and ridiculous. “I will simply say this. It was never my intention to “create fear in the minds of residents” or “use scare tactics”. I will let anyone that is actually reading this draw their own conclusions.” Well, you could have fooled me. The only logically reason I see for you making false accusations that have no legitimacy is to create fear and scare the many residents who will fall into your emotional tactics. And whats even worse is that it works on many people. Sad.

    Mr. Bowater, its obvious you are referring to my choice to not reveal my name. I guess I can see how that might frustrate you, but its of no relation to the issue. My reason for posting was to try and dispel the majority of fact-less arguments that have been presented. If you are hinting that I have waisted my time prank calling you, try again. Its not even worth it. You have proven to me that, despite what has been presented as fact, you and members of Corinth Cares still will present misleading information. I think that not only I, but others have disputed “factual” information and have given a reason. Yet, neither you nor “Corinth Cares”, whose name I might add is not listed, has failed to “correct” such misleading information. I quote Corinth Cares:
    corinthcares said,
    April 7, 2010 @ 11:53 pm
    “The comments on this Blog are opinions of residents and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Corinth Cares. We fact check the content of the postings, and we will correct the postings when facts are disputed. I would like to encourage everybody to let us know of any incorrect facts posted on our blog.”

    Instead of continuing to stress over who I am, I suggest you choose something else more important to worry about. My concern is that the facts are both left out and/or misrepresented. And I have seen nothing so far to prove me otherwise. ”and the Truth shall set you free”: Don’t know exactly what you are directing that towards? But I think you know where that should be directed…

    • 15

      Corinth Landowner said,

      It’s obvious to me that it really doesn’t matter to you what I say. I couldn’t convince you one way or another. You’ve formed your opinions and conclusions about someone from a blog.
      You and Donny both have expressed your emotional responses, conclusions and attacks on my character. It’s amazing what you guys know. I mean my motives and such. These are your own biased opinions.

  9. 16

    Wondering Who's Correct? said,

    Donny Forson wrote, “There is no signed agreement with Hawk Elementary School to use Lake Sharon Christian Center as an evacuation site. There never has been a written agreement for that.”

    The Denton Record-Chronicle stated “Hawk Elementary Assistant Principal Monica Graves confirmed Friday that the school has such an agreement with the center, but the school had other options if the center itself was affected.”

    Was there ever any unsigned or unwritten agreement between the school and Lake Sharon?

  10. 17

    Donny Forson said,

    Please see my post above regarding “Who’s Correct?”. Thank you for taking the time to read. I did not want to waste space posting again.

  11. 18

    Donny Forson said,

    Corinth Landowner,

    Correcting misquoted information is not an attack on a person’s character. Sorry you took it that way.

    Emotion is certainly not what is driving my position on this matter. ACCURACY is!

    Thank you.

  12. 19

    Peggy Goodwin said,

    When we moved to Corinth 5 years ago, I will admit, I wasn’t really thrilled. This was not my first or even second choice. But God had other plans. Even since living here, I have not really embraced the community. I know very few of our neighbors, our son attends a private school in Flower Mound, and we attend a church in Coppell. If anything positive comes out of all this controversy, I have been blessed to have met many wonderful people. My husband and I attended neighborhood meetings, the last two city council meetings, and we volunteered to gather signatures for the petitions. That weekend we only spent 4 hours on the corner of Lake Sharon Dr and Oakmont and I can’t tell you how many wonderful people we had the pleasure of meeting. Even if our lives never cross paths again, this has definitely changed my thoughts on living here. What a blessing it is to live among so many people who love and care for their families and who genuinely seem to care about the well being of their neighbors.
    As I stand back and make observations what continually comes to mind are numbers. Look at the number of residents that came to both the council meetings to express their opposition of gas well drilling. Look at the number of residents who signed the petitions against granting the variances. Someone made comment on this website stating something to the fact that only 900 + signatures do not speak for the entire community. I will agree with you, but where are the number of residents that are in support? According to the president of Lake Sharon Estates HOA, that number seems to be dwindling. I have yet to see a mass of residents at the council meetings in support of drilling and where are the petitions? I also find it interesting that no one has come out to state why this is such a benefit for our community. How will this improve the quality of life or property values in our neighborhood? How is this progress? How is changing a quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood into a industrial park a good thing for it’s residents? I’m just curious. All the experts and Mr. Forson have argued and stated how “safe” the drilling is but no one has stated why this is such a good thing for our community. Let me say this, and it is just my opinion, that I believe it comes back to numbers and numbers alone. This time in the form of dollar signs. Please correct me if I’m wrong by sharing the information one might have as to why this is so beneficial.

    In the end, God is in control. No matter what happens, I will be praying for everyone.

    Blessings,
    Peggy Goodwin
    1646 Ash Lane

  13. 20

    Corinth Landowner said,

    Peggy,
    You’ve brought up some great points.

    “I have yet to see a mass of residents at the council meetings in support of drilling and where are the petitions? I also find it interesting that no one has come out to state why this is such a benefit for our community. How will this improve the quality of life or property values in our neighborhood? How is this progress? How is changing a quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood into a industrial park a good thing for it’s residents?”

    If I’m not mistaken I can count on one hand the number of citizens that have gotten up to the mic at all the City Hall meetings that we’ve had to voice support of this poorly planned drill site. There’s a ton of acreage over there and XTO needs to cram the FIRST 2 wells on top of homes. Surely this could be done in a way that doesn’t violate any city ordinances.

    I’d really like to see Donny and all of the supporters make a showing at the Apr 29th City Hall Meeting. Get up to the mic and make us see the light and lead us to understand the “facts” of how this is so great. I bet that doesn’t happen. The only thing that is great about this is the $$$$$$ that certain landowners are planning on making. Shameless…….


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