Sept. 7, 2012

An educational panel presentation regarding natural gas fracking will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church at 11211 Preston Road in Dallas.  The panel discussion will be moderated by BJ Austin, reporter for KERA 90.1 radio.

The panel discussion will include a member from the city of Dallas Drilling Taskforce along with air, water, and natural gas experts to discuss the problems the region has faced with fracking-related issues.
The Dallas City Council is considering several major changes to our local gas drilling ordinance as to where and how drilling may take place in relation to homes, businesses, schools and parks.  Come learn about the fracking process and its possible effects on the region’s air and water, the economy, impacts on human health and the environment.
The panel discussion is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters (Dallas, Irving, Plano, Richardson), the Memnosyne Foundation and the Dallas Sierra Club.  The panel discussion will be moderated by BJ Austin, reporter for KERA 90.1 radio.
Topics include:

  • Where will fracking be located - near home, schools, work or play?
  • Will fracking be allowed in parks and the Trinity River floodplain?
  • How will fracking affect our air and water quality?
  • Who will provide local oversight and emergency response to fracking? 
  • Will the public know what is in fracking fluid or be kept a “trade secret?”

The choice Dallas City Council will make with their vote in the near future will affect all of us for decades to come.  Join us for this discussion, become informed, and take the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process.

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Sponsored by the:

  • League of Women Voters - Dallas• Irving • Plano• Richardson
  • Memnosyne Foundation
  • Sierra Club

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