Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fracturing Fluid Spill in Flo-Mo?

Ever wonder why Flower Mound residents have been so concerned about Gas drilling activity so close to residential neighborhoods and schools?

Today's 80 Barrel spill (approx. 3,000 gallons) of produced water at the Cummings' well site is precisely the reason why Flower Mound needs to reinstate a Moratorium on drilling activity and a collection facility. Below is a link to the story and video on the produced water spill. 

If you are a concerned about the increasing dangers associated with the growing gas drilling activity in Flower Mound, please take 5 minutes to contact the Mayor and Town Council at the emails below to ensure your voice is heard.

More on today's spill can be found at the following page:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New oil and gas legislation and oversight expected in 2011

New oil and gas legislation expected from next session of Texas Legislature

New laws regulating the oil and gas industry are likely to pass the Texas Legislature in 2011 in response to some of the continuing conflicts between operators and residents in the Barnett Shale gas field, the head of the Texas House Energy Resources Committee said Monday, March 15.

FM Place 2 race down to Al Filidoro and Gerald Robinson

Keep Al Filidoro in Town Council. Vote N.F.L. in May.
Story reprinted from Star Local News 
By Chris Roark,

The race for Place 2 on the Flower Mound Town Council got a little smaller Tuesday.
Bob Kohankie and Jan Balekian both told The Leader that they plan to withdraw from the race, which now features incumbent Al Filidoro and Gerald Robinson.

“I got to understand more about the candidates and decided not to run,” said Kohankie, a 29-year Flower Mound resident.

Kohankie said he will now support Robinson.

“Robinson has a long history with various aspects of the town, serving on various committees and boards,” Kohankie said. “He has an extensive business background, and he approaches issues facing the town today with a fact-based approach instead of on assumptions and innuendos.”

Kohankie went on to say there is a lot of wrong information being circulated.

“I’m looking to encourage people to talk with people to verify facts instead of going by hearsay,” Kohankie said.

Balekian said she will also support Robinson.

“I filed to enter the race for Flower Mound Town Council Place 2 primarily because it appeared that Al Filidoro was going to run unopposed,” Balekian said. “I do not believe Mr. Filidoro is the type of person we need on our town council. With the emergence of an outstanding candidate, Gerald Robinson, I have decided to withdraw and put my full support behind Mr. Robinson. I believe Mr. Robinson has the experience, the commitment, and the values we need in our community to keep Flower Mound a great place to live.”

Among Robinson’s experience that Kohankie referred to was serving on the Open Space Board about 10 years ago, as well as being chair of the board. That later became the Environmental Conservation Commission (ECC), which he also chaired. Robinson was also a member of the master plan steering committee in 2005-06 and later, as part of the mixed use committee, he helped create the town’s mixed use ordinance.

Robinson has also served on the town's citizen's budget review committee and on the Denton County Transportation Board. He has also been a Flower Mound Rotarian and was president of the Rotary in 2004. He is also vice president of the Summit Club.

Filidoro has also served the town in a wide capacity, including being on the town council for a full term and part of another term.

Filidoro has served on the town’s planning and zoning commission, he is president of the Summit Club and is a member of the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce and the Flower Mound Rotary Club.

Filidoro, an attorney, is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and admitted to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Flower Mound and Denton County Bar Associations. He is an associate professor of MBA programs at the University of Phoenix in Dallas and Los Colinas teaching business law.

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