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Documentary “Gasland” Screenings This Week

Documentary “Gasland” Playing This Week in

Fort Worth and Flower Mound

Featuring Never Before Seen Footage From Texas

Dear Corinth Residents, 

ShaleTest and Flower Mound Defense Fund will host the award winning and highly acclaimed documentary “Gasland” for a screening in Fort Worth this Tuesday and Highland Village on Wednesday.

Josh Fox will join the ShaleTest  Board of Directors and the Flower Mound Defense Fund for an viewing of Gasland.  There will be never before seen footage from right here in Texas during these screenings, and a question and answer session with the producer.  After the viewing there will be an after party with Josh, and food and beverages will be provided.  Please join the ShaleTest Board of Directors and the Flower Mound Defense Fund in welcoming Josh Fox and his award winning documentary.

ShaleTest was formed by DISH, TX Mayor Calvin Tillman,  and Wise County property owner Tim Ruggiero. Other founding board members include founder of the BlueDazewebsite and Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project community organizer Sharon Wilson, Susan Knoll, of Bartonville TX and local Cora Bell of Corinth TX.

Activities will begin at 6:30 PM with the screening beginning at 7:00 PM.  Suggested donations are $12 general admission, $7 for students and $50 for the after party.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at

October 26, 2010, 6:30 PM
Lander’s Machine Shop Art Gallery, 217 E. Broadway, Fort Worth, TX

October 27, 2010, 6:30 PM
Celebrations, 2380 FM 407, Highland Village, TX
Flyer Flower_Mound
Corinth Cares

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EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Meeting in Fort Worth July 8

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a series of free meetings to obtain public input on EPA’s upcoming research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health.

EPA will make a short presentation at the beginning of each meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide verbal and written comments directly to EPA.

Please complete a Registration Form if you plan to attend one of these meetings. Capacity at the meeting sites is limited, and EPA wants to ensure that everyone who wishes to attend can be accommodated. While “walk-ins” will be permitted to register on site, the number of attendees is expected to be very high. Priority speaking slots will be given to those who pre-register. Walk-ins will be assigned speaking slots on a first come-first served basis as time permits.

Public Meeting Information
Date: July 8, 2010
Location: Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main Street Click here to show map

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm; pre-registration begins at 5:00pm
Register for this meeting

Click here for more information on hydraulic fracturing and EPA’s research study.


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Gas Drilling 101 Presentation in Corinth, Tuesday, June 29, 7 p.m.

The NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE will present GAS DRILLING 101 next Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway, Corinth, TX 76208. This informative program was developed by key members of the NCTCA Advisory Board after repeated requests by individuals, organizations, and communities for an educational program that would offer the “basics” in terminology and history on gas drilling procedures and ordinances. 

“The program is not meant to make folks ‘experts,’ but rather to give them a working knowledge of basic facts and terminology so that they can have more effective communications with both the gas drilling industry, their elected officials and area municipal personnel” explained Esther McElfish, NCTCA President.

NCTCA presenters include Advisory Board members Jerry Lobdill, Vice-President Gary Hogan, and Treasurer Louis McBee. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer period following their presentation.

The program is open to the public (adults and youth, alike!).  If you or your neighbors are being approached to sign a lease with a natural gas well drilling company, this is the perfect opportunity to educate yourself on the entire process.  All residents in the surrounding communities are also invited to attend. 

For more information on North Central Texas Communities Alliance background and current information, visit the nonprofit organization’s website

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Another Opportunity to Make a Difference

Tell the State: Get as Tough on Industry as you’ve been on my Car at the First Meeting on DFW Smog in Four Years

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Public Meeting
on a New DFW Clean Air Plan
Thursday, June 24th
7 to 9 pm
Arlington City Council Chambers
101 West Abram

For more information check the flyer: June 24the Smog Mtg Flyer

and check out the details on Sharon Wilson’s post on Bluedaze 

The flyer is a joined initiative of:

The North Central Texas Clean Air Task Force 

Environmental Defense Fund

North Central Texas Communities Alliance 

Public Citizen – Sierra Club  

the Texas Oil and Gas Accountability

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Corinth Cares Community Picnic

You’re invited to join us for a Community Picnic on Saturday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. as a “Thank You” for your support of our efforts this spring.

We will gather at the Lake Sharon Estates Amenity Center to enjoy each other’s company and get to know our neighbors.  There will be:

  • Swimming
  • Bounce Houses
  • Music donated by DJ Eddie Ruesewald 972-839-4654
  • Hot Dogs, hamburgers and chips 
  • Please bring your own non- alcoholic beverages (non- glass containers) 

It’s a relaxing and fun evening to celebrate our community. 

RSVP by emailing List “Community Picnic” in the Subject Line

This will help approximate the supplies/food on our shopping trip! Thank you for your response, and we look forward to seeing you and your family at the picnic.

If you’re interested in helping deliver flyers this weekend about the picnic, please contact Tom and Barbara Bowater at 940-321-0595

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Private Water Well in DISH, TX Contaminated after Hydraulic Fracturing

DISH, TX — Shortly after a natural gas well was fractured using the controversial technic of hydraulic fracturing, a private water well within a thousand feet of the natural gas well site began showing sedimentation. DISH resident Amber Smith says shortly after the well was fractured a fine sand like sediment was present in the water from their private water well. The Smith family installed a water filtration system shortly after the sediment became present and continued using the water. However, after a year the sedimentation reached the point that it clogged the entire plumbing system, and the water well is now unusable.

The Smith family removed the tank from the water well and removed over ten pounds of the sand like substance. After dismantling and cleaning the well system, the Smith family reassembled the well only to have it completely obstructed after only 30 minutes of operation. Devon Energy who is the operator of the gas well has refused to take responsibility for the failure. The Railroad Commission of Texas responded and took samples of the tainted water for limited analyzing. The town of DISH also had independent testing accomplished to determine the content of the sand like substance.

The water well owned by the Smith family shows levels of arsenic at 7.5 times the acceptable level for drinking water. The water also contained lead at levels that were 21 times above the acceptable levels, and chromium at more that double the allowable limits. Independent testing shows elevated levels of butanone, acetone, carbon disulfide, strontium, as well as heavy metals, all above safe drinking water standards. The town is awaiting additional test results.
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Wilma Subra – Speaker at North Central Texas Communties Alliance

Mrs. Subra provides technical assistance to citizens, across the United States and some foreign countries, concerned with their environment by combining technical research and evaluation. She has been of great help in Corinth as well.

North Central Texas Communities Alliance is a broad-based coalition of individuals, organizations, and communities throughout the Barnett Shale area working on local, state, and national levels for positive solutions to the problems related to natural gas drilling and pipelines.

Take this special opportunity to hear this amazing woman speak this Thursday.

AIR QUALITY: The Health Impacts to You and Our Children
When: Thursday, June 3, 2010
2000 Beach Street and IH30
Fort Worth, Texas 76103
Networking @ 6:30 pm
Meeting @ 7:00 pm

For more information – click here.

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