Westchester Valley Neighborhood, Grand Prairie, TX November 23, 2010
Yes. It's a "No Drilling" Sign in the front yard. How 'bout that? You see, these Westchester homeowners actually "own" the minerals beneath their homes, but neither of these homeowners agreed to lease their minerals. Still, they have a 3.5 million gallon FRAC Pond 4 yards from their back fences and a Pad Site 537 feet from their back yards. The drill has been grinding and screeching now for 3 weeks while toxic fumes have been spewing out into the once clean air. All of this just so happens to sit across the street from a segment of the Joe Pool Lake Dam!
On this day of Thanksgiving, we are reminded that shale gas drilling is what Chesapeake's CEO Aubrey McClendon really wants for America. It's what the City of Grand Prairie wants for America. It's what Boone Pickens really, really wants for America. But at what price do we continue along this course?
We count our blessings today. And pray for all of our neighbors across the region who are now suffering because of this shale gas drilling campaign. Amen.