The Dallas City Plan Commission will take up Trinity East Energy’s drilling plan later this afternoon at city hall, if anyone’s interested. In an editorial yesterday, the Morning News said the commission should vote against the plan.
And word came this morning from a coalition of anti-fracking groups that Irving city councilmembers would be present to speak out against the proposal. From a statement from Downwinders at Risk and the Texas Campaign for the Environment:
Irving officials held a town-hall style public meeting on Monday in response to growing citizen concerns. Councilmember Rose Cannaday, whose district neighbors the proposed drilling sites, attended the meeting and took questions from dozens or residents who attended and testified against the proposal. Then Trinity East officials were brought in to speak at a City Council work session on Wednesday—where they faced harsh questions from several Irving Council members. Parents and students at North Hills Preparatory School have gathered hundreds of petition signatures against the project in just in the past three days.