Denton, TX is located in the heart of the Barnett Shale. Our county alone, has more than 1,000 natural gas wells, many of them located next to schools, hospitals, and homes. Fortunately, the residents of Denton (by organizing the community) were able to pass a temporary year-long moratorium on fracking till new city ordinances were developed. Unfortunately, Natural gas companies succeeded in bullying our town even more. The Denton City Council appointed 2 Bros associated with Natural Gas companies on our Gas Well Task Force. The same Task Force responsible for approving new ordinances on fracking. Furthermore, it was apparent that some of the other members on this Task Foree were not taking their responsibity of keeping our town safe seriously.
So, one organization called Denton OFF Fossil Fuels (DoFF) invited DEATH to the Gas Well Task Force Meeting on October 1, 2012. DEATH personally thanked the Task Force for making his job so incredibly easy.
Hello everyone. I am DEATH and I'm here to thank you.
First of all, Thank you for not taking the safety of our community seriously.
Thank you for appointing several individuals, like Ed Ireland, that are associated with natural gas companies on our task force. Companies that consistently distort the truth.
Thank you for allowing less than 1,000ft between our homes and frack wells. Wells that could easily explode.Thank you for not establishing a menthane monitoring program.
Thank you for putting very few safeguards to protect surrounding communities from accidents and leaks.
Thank you for basically ignoring the harmful air emissions that pollute communities surrounding drilling operations, compressor stations and pipelines.
Thank you for allowing water contamination from substandard drill casings.
Thank you for making only a few of your meetings public. So, that residents of the Denton community have hardly any input on issues concerning the safety of their city.
Thank you for ignoring the negative health effects associated with natural gas drilling.
Thank you for allowing a corporation to bully our community.
Thank you for ignoring climate change. The pollution associated with fracking, such as carbon dioxide accelerate the effects of climate change.
And one last thing, thank you for making my job, as DEATH, easy.