Has the oil & gas industry reached an all-time low by coming up with a brand new strategy? At last night's Arlington, TX City Council Meeting Edge Resources announced that they are the first oil & gas member of a signature program of the Audubon
A wildlife inventory will be conducted followed by recommendations on how to reduce environmental impact. They are proposing to drill on a new site near Highway 287 and Eden Road which is currently heavily wooded but have proposed to preserve vegetation.
A pastor of Overcoming Faith Church spoke about how excited he is about the proposed drill site because it will bring in so many jobs to the community. I wonder if their gas will be supernatural just like Highpoint's? I am happy that he feels blessed to be on the Barnett Shale. He is also a fanatic on aesthetics and care of the land. He said that twice. Something tells me this preacher man has never seen an active drill site in his life.
A psychiatrist from the adjacent Sundance Hospital and Alzheimer's Facility spoke in opposition stating he did not even hear about this project until this week. He reasoned that many patients are suicidal or psychotic and come to their facility to experience a serene environment. A drill site would also hinder their plans for expansion.
In spite of there being over 60 individuals in favor and only a small handful in opposition, the three women on the Arlington Council - Sheri Capehart, Kathryn Wilemon, and Lana Wolff had the sensibility to vote 'NO' on approving the newly proposed drill site. Kudos to the ladies!! The four men on the council voted unanimously to approve it. I guess women are just smarter than men at some things.