Irving and Dallas City Councils: Stop the drilling and processing of natural gas next to North Hills Prep.
  • Petitioned Mike Rawlings

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Mayor of Dallas
Mike Rawlings
Mayor of Irving
Beth Van Duyne
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem / Irving City Council Member, Place 8
Thomas D. Spink
State Senator
John J. Carona
Carolyn Davis
Vonciel Hill
Irving City Council Member, Place 5
Rose Cannaday
Mayor Pro Tem / Irving City Council Member, Place 7
Gerald Farris
Jerry Allen
Tennell Atkins
Scott Griggs
Angela Hunt
Delia Jasso
Pauline Medrano
Linda Koop
Monica Alonzo
Dwaine Caraway
Sandy Greyson
Ann Margolin
Sheffield Kadane
Texas State House
Texas State Senate

Irving and Dallas City Councils: Stop the drilling and processing of natural gas next to North Hills Prep.

    1. Shiloh Wilk
    2. Petition by

      Shiloh Wilk

      Irving, TX

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April 2013

Victory

Shiloh Wilk: We took the list down to Dallas City Hall when they were making the final decision, and we got replies from many officials.

A new gas drilling permit could allow up to 20 gas wells including storage tanks, pipelines, and other facilities to operate for 20 years or more on the field just across the Trinity River from North Hills Prep. These wells could allow over 75-100 tons of pollutants into the air annually. North Hills Prep is North-West of the drilling facilities, and is down wind. The pollutants and toxins released from these wells WILL affect North Hills and the residences surrounding it. Toxins released this way can and have caused Leukemia, severe Asthma, rashes, headaches, nosebleeds, and more. They have affected populations FURTHER from wells drilled this way than North Hills is. Last year, the City Plan Commission voted 7-5 against this permit. The gas company and City Hall were not pleased with this result and are now engineering a second "do-over" vote. Only a strong showing of concerned parents and citizens can stop this rollback of a victory we've already won.

To:
Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas
Beth Van Duyne, Mayor of Irving
Thomas D. Spink, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem / Irving City Council Member, Place 8
John J. Carona, State Senator
Carolyn Davis
Vonciel Hill
Rose Cannaday, Irving City Council Member, Place 5
Gerald Farris, Mayor Pro Tem / Irving City Council Member, Place 7
Jerry Allen
Tennell Atkins
Scott Griggs
Angela Hunt
Delia Jasso
Pauline Medrano
Linda Koop
Monica Alonzo
Dwaine Caraway
Sandy Greyson
Ann Margolin
Sheffield Kadane
Texas State House
Texas State Senate
Please stop the proposed drilling and processing of natural gas next to North Hills Preparatory School in Irving, Texas. The toxins given off by the wells in such a close proximity to schools and residences will put the wellbeing of many men, women, and children in the area at risk.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. WE DID IT!

      Shiloh Wilk
      Petition Organiser

      THEY TURNED DOWN THE PERMITS! IT'S DONE! THANKS A TON EVERYONE. We took a physical copy of all of your signatures down to city hall when they were deciding on the fate of the oil wells, and they turned the oil wells down. Thanks again.

    2. Reached 600 signatures
    3. Decision-maker James White responds:

      James White

      Thank you for your concern and communicating this issue to me. This is in Irving and at this time this particular issue has not elevated as a state legislative issue. I will continue to monitor it and make sound decisions in the interest...


    4. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Daniel Park COPPELL, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      I've researched on the effects of natural gas drilling and the habitats surrounding it. It will most likely lead to water and air pollution which will severely hamper the health of residents and nearby businesses as well as the nature already residing there.

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    • Benjamin Han COPPELL, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Although natural gas is a needed energy source, a 20 year plan that could be detrimental to the health of students at North Hill is not worth it; there is more harm than benefit.

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    • BRENT MILBURN IRVING, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      It is imperative that we keep our precious water sources and the health of our children safe.

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    • Andrea Jackson IRVING, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      It is not healthy for the children.

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    • Emily Le IRVING, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      My sister goes to school at NHP, and I used to go to school there, too. I want to keep the students, teachers, and staff as safe as possible.

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