Bridlewood Quality of Life Coalition


DMN coverage of Cherokee Horn protest by kim0917

Here’s a link to video coverage from the Dallas Morning News of a protest outside of a Cherokee Horn office.  Fellow Bridlewood and Flower Mound residents participated.

We’ve been told to look for a full story in Sunday’s Metro section.

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Commentary from the Morning News by kim0917

Someone at the Dallas Morning News finally decided to clue us in that the natural gas drilling companies might not always be on the level.  Thanks for the timely information.

Click the link to read Steve Blow’s eyebrow-raising commentary about Shale.tv, the industry’s newest PR gimmick to “educate” the public about urban gas drilling.  In the column, Blow rightfully calls out former colleagues who have agreed to cooperate with the project, which aims to be a corporate “news” channel, for making a move that damages their journalistic integrity.

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A look at the site revealed one of their favorite strategies: An American flag symbolizes the idea that “Natural gas is patriotic.”  Don’t buy this argument.  They just happened to find a massive gas pocket underneath American soil and a bunch of American people who don’t want them here.



Bad air quality = Bad quality of life by kim0917

Some of the air quality issues we could be facing in Bridlewood and Flower Mound.  This excerpt came from the Dallas Morning News.  The full article is available here.

Although drillers usually consider the gas too valuable to burn off, they will sometimes vent or burn gas at a site to clean up the well. Texas Railroad Commission rules permit operators to do that for up to 10 days after a new well is finished.

The practice is more common when there aren’t yet transmission lines built to help separate the gas from the water and other materials that come up with it, commission officials say.

However, both burning and venting release compounds into the air, including hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide and other volatile organic compounds, according to health officials who have studied drilling emissions.

These compounds are known to aggravate asthma and other breathing difficulties. In higher concentrations, they also can affect the nervous and reproductive systems, or trigger blood disorders and cancer.