Friday, December 30, 2011

"It Looked Like a War Zone in Here"

Remember this?

We sure do.  Here's the link to WCGasette's story from October 24, 2010 ~ "Take Cover ~ This is Just the Beginning":

So, we've just learned that DFW Midstream's Pipeline Permit is back on the upcoming Grand Prairie, TX City Council Agenda.  

Heck.  The issue was dead in the water, didn't even make it out of the chute, was basically thrown in the FRAC Pond  during the December 13, 2011 Meeting. 

Wow.  Kind of amazing!?  

Here's the link to the story on the Gasette.

A quick recap:  Not even one City Councilperson  would make the Motion...and then suddenly City Councilwoman Jackson called on a Boy Scout Leader (Page 2, Item 3 of the Consent Agenda) way in the back of the room, who, like all dedicated Boy Scouts, was "Prepared" on a moment's notice to speak ably and with enthusiasm about scouting.

Job well done!   

And now, we've just discovered that the DFW Midstream Gas Gathering Pipeline Permit is back on the Agenda (again) for this next Tuesday, January 3, 2012.  Double Wow.

As we recall, Mayor England even mentioned "The Pig" when the original vote on this Gas Gathering Pipeline Nightmare was tabled during the November 15, 2011 meeting.

God. Help Us. Please. 

And in the meantime, enjoy the Prairie Lights
thru New Year's Eve.  
We hear they're bigger and better this year. For the first time in a long time, Chesapeake's not an "official" sponsor. Yay.


  1. Does anyone know how this incident was resolved, or if DFW Midstream compensated these victims for damages? Their response to this incident is disturbing.

    I am afraid for our safety because DFW Midstream is in our community right now laying gas pipelines near our homes, schools, and businesses. They didn't even bother marking the danger zones with warning signs, nor did anyone tell us what is taking place in our community ~ that UNodorized gas will be flowing through the areas where we live.

    This is no longer a suitable place for families to settle down and raise children. I drove down Camp Wisdom today, and felt sick to my stomach seeing all the war-torn looking scenery and massive industrial equipment. It looks surreal. Let's hope we don't have any more casualties. I've heard this company does not have a good track record in other parts of the world either. I can't locate those stories now. I am wondering if they may have been removed from the internet.

  2. Good question. We should try to locate the family in this Brett Shipp story. Thanks for the concern. In light of all the gathering lines going in along Camp Wisdom Rd. right now (November 2012) where so many live within a few feet of these pipelines ~ we all need to have the answers.


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