Bridlewood Quality of Life Coalition


O & G meeting on November 19, 2008 by kim0917
18 November 2008, 4:37 pm
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In tomorrow night’s (Wednesday, November 19th) O&G Board of Appeals meeting (6:30pm at Town Hall) a variance request will be voted on for a compressor facility to be located within 1,000 feet of The Rockpointe Church on Cross Timbers. Here is the link to the agenda:
http://www.flower-mound.com/agenda/oil/oil_11-19-08.pdf

According to the Town’s case manager for the request, this location already has two wells–Bunn #1 and #2, which were drilled several years ago, but subsequently capped. The case manager stated that the wells were being “reopened” and that the developers were now wanting to place a compression facility nearby.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27752078/

He also stated that Rockpointe has sent a letter to the Board stating their support for the project. (The proposed compression facility is 858 feet from the church.) He said that the nearest homes were on Quail Run Road, but that they were more than 1,000 feet away.

Here’s my thoughts. These wells were approved approximately four years ago–well before most of us were even aware of “urban gas drilling” or the Barnett Shale. That’s a fact. However, now that we know about the dangers of urban gas drilling, do we really want a compressor facility this close to the residential areas of the Town? Is it safe?

Regarding the safety aspect….did you read about Sunday morning’s compression facility explosion in Johnson County? (It was two miles west of Cleburne.) Here’s the link:

The headline is “Flames Seen for Miles after Natural Gas Compressor Fire.”

Is that a possibility that we want for Flower Mound?

Please attend the O&G Board of Appeals Meeting tomorrow night at 6:30pm and let your voice be heard.

 

Thank you,

 

Rebecca Belcher

Flower Mound Citizens Against Urban Gas Drilling

 

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It’s good to see Flower Moud Citizens Against Urban Gas Drillig has our back. This meeting had a poor turnout despite the fact a horrible compressor station was to be built just across the street from Bridlewood.

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