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
Where: HOTEL TRINITY INN SUITES
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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Denton-Record Chronicle Reports on Temporary Moratorium in Corinth

Corinth moves to slow drilling

New, amended permits subject to moratorium   

 07:14 AM CDT on Friday, May 21, 2010

By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe / Staff Writer 

CORINTH – The City Council imposed a 120-day moratorium on new and amended drilling permits as well as a moratorium on new natural gas pipeline facilities during its regular meeting Thursday night. The moratorium will remain in place, with the possibility of a two-month extension, until the council can revisit and revise its natural gas drilling and production pipeline ordinances. 

 To read more: Click here

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Do you know any Exxon Mobil shareholders?

Exxon Mobil’s annual shareholders’ meeting is on May 26 in Dallas.  There is a proposal submitted by shareholders directly related to gas well drilling concerns that will be voted on at the annual meeting.  Shareholders can vote online before the meeting or over the phone.  Please pass along the information to people you know who maybe shareholders or know shareholders and encourage them to vote “For” item 10.  Here is information on the proposal.

Item 10 –  REPORT ON NATURAL GAS WELL DRILLING

Submitted by the Park Foundation states: Shareholders “request that the Board of Directors prepare a report by October 1, 2010, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, summarizing 1. the environmental impact of fracturing operations of ExxonMobil; 2. potential policies for the company to adopt, above and beyond regulatory requirements, to reduce or eliminate hazards to air, water, and soil quality from fracturing. Proponents believe the policies explored by the report should include, among other things, use of less toxic fracturing fluids, recycling or reuse of waste fluids, and other structural or procedural strategies to reduce fracturing hazards.”

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Gas Well Ordinance Public Hearing at Corinth City Hall May 20, 2010

There will be a Public Hearing at Corinth City Hall to discuss the City of Corinth Gas Well Ordinance and a temporary moratorium on Thursday, May 20, 2010.  It is more important than ever to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and let your Mayor and City Council Members know how you appreciate the consideration of this item and how you would like them to vote on it!  In light of all the recent news about safety concerns on drilling in the Barnett Shale and elsewhere, this is a proactive and responsible measure to address the issues.  Get the word out to your friends and neighbors.  Your attendance at the public hearing will speak volumes to the priority of this item!

Click here for a link to the Council Agenda and Packet.

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Denton County Commissioners meeting on May 18th 9 a.m.

The Denton County Commissioners Court will meet on Tuesday May 18, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse-on-the-Square, 110 West Hickory, Denton, Texas.  One item on the agenda is “Discussion of citizen concerns related to drilling within the Barnett Shale in Denton County”

To see the entire agenda click here.

All the towns and cities in our county are being affected by drilling activities.  It is important to have consistency in addressing drilling safety.  We know many of you work and can not attend due to the time of day.  If you are able to attend, please put May 18th on your calendar.

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Reminder GASLAND Showing Wednesday Night

Please come out and support the people that have supported you. Click the link below to RSVP!

Join GASLAND Director Josh Fox, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Texas State Representative Lon Burnam, and Oil & Gas Accountability Program Director Gwen Lachelt, and learn about the impacts of natural gas drilling on our clean air, our drinking water, our communities and our environment.

Where: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
When: Wednesday May 12th, 2010

The Schedule:
5:30 PM Pre-party with cash bar (open to everyone)
6:30 PM GASLAND Screening (suggested donation: $15)
8:30 PM VIP After-party (suggested donation: $85)

Please click here to RSVP for the movie, or the movie and the shindig afterwards. Or RSVP at http://gasland.earthworksaction.org

Don’t know about the movie? Find out more at http://gaslandthemovie.com

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DRC Reports on Permit Withdrawal by XTO

DRC launched an extensive article on XTO’s withdrawal of the Lake Sharon A 1H Unit revised application with the Railroad Commission on Friday, May 7th.

Corinth Cares reported the news originally on this blog on May 4th.  

click here for video of residents involved.

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