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Petitioning Mayor Glen Robertson and 7 others

Lubbock City Council: Pass ordinances to regulate oil and gas development.

The City of Lubbock has signed a contract with an oil and gas company to develop resources on city owned land. The development of these resources will involve hydraulic fracturing. Citizens of Lubbock have a short window of opportunity in which to protect our quality of life now and in the future by enacting and enforcing rigorous ordinances governing shale oil and gas development in our community.

Whereas the quality of life in many communities has been damaged when the oil and gas industry has used indiscriminate practices in the process of hydraulic fracturing, and
Whereas retrieving gas and oil from shale play is a relatively new process, and
Whereas the long term effects of these practices and processes are still unknown
We, the undersigned citizens of the City and County of Lubbock request that:
The city council pass and enforce strong and effective ordinances that will protect public and environmental health from oil and gas operations and preserve the quality of life for current and future citizens.

See links below for more information.
http://www.earthworksaction.org/files/publications/FINAL-US-enforcement-sm.pdf
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/oil-man-who-figured-out-fracking
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/damning-review-of-gas-study-prompts-a-shakeup-at-the-university-of-texas/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Letter to
Mayor Glen Robertson
Council Member Victor Hernandez
Council Member Floyd Price
and 5 others
Council Member Todd Klein
Council Member Jim Gerlt
Council Member Karen Gibson
Council Member Latrelle Joy
City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld
Whereas the quality of life in many communities has been damaged when the oil and gas industry has used indiscriminate practices in the process of hydraulic fracturing, and

Whereas retrieving gas and oil from shale play is a relatively new process, and

Whereas the long term effects of these practices and processes are still unknown

We, the undersigned citizens of the City and County of Lubbock request that:

The city council pass and enforce strong and effective ordinances that will protect public and environmental health from oil and gas operations and preserve the quality of life for current and future citizens.