City to vote on gas drilling in December

A story in today’s Dallas Morning News takes a comprehensive look at the city’s upcoming decision regarding gas drilling on public land at Mountain Creek.

Oak Cliff residents, including Raymond Crawford, strongly opposed allowing gas company XTO to get a permit to drill. And on Oct. 20, the City Plan Commission voted against the permit. So now, City Council, which signed a drilling lease with XTO in an effort to balance the budget two years ago, must vote at least 12-3 in favor of the permit for it to pass.

Even though XTO has  a lease with the city, they must obtain a permit to drill.

The story explains it all. I think that’s the first story that’s laid it all out so well.


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