Bridlewood Quality of Life Coalition

Great turnout! Now spread the word by kim0917

We were encouraged by the great turnout at yesterday’s neighborhood meeting with the HOA to discuss plans for drilling beneath our homes.  Volunteers on behalf of the BQLC were outside to distribute flyers and almost everyone we met was in favor of preserving their quality of life.

Although the turnout was strong, we now need to spread the word to the many neighbors who weren’t in attendance.  We urge anyone upset over the gas drilling plans to please tell your friends and neighbors about the threat to their quality of life.  Tell them that the paltry amount of money they receive from the gas company will never offset the loss to their property value or make up for the dangers posed by having explosive gas lines running beneath their homes.

We need to bring these numbers to the Flower Mound Oil & Gas Board of Appeals, to let them know they can’t just rubber-stamp away our quality of life.  They meet Wednesday, June 11, at 6.30 pm.  Address is 2121 Cross Timbers Rd. in Flower Mound.

It’s OUR neighborhood, it’s OUR quality of life.  Let’s keep it that way!


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.