Westchester-Grand Prairie Community Alliance Response to the Sunset Review Staff Report (December 19, 2012)...

UPDATE: May 28, 2012

So, now we learn that Chesapeake is sending out letters to everyone and anyone who EVER signed a lease with one of their landmen. We've seen letters that are going to residents who decided not to re-sign after their leases expired last year. They've been told that this was "in error." But is it? 

We know how confusing all of this is. We also know that drilling and fracking within 3,000 feet of the Joe Pool Lake Dam is banned due to a city-imposed Moratorium.  The Army Corps of Engineers believe this is all a very serious problem.  We've written about it extensively on this blog. Simply place the words "Joe Pool Lake Dam" in the Westchester Gasette's search engine (scroll down on the right side to see the search bar). 

Stay tuned for more about the "Force Majeure" letters that are of serious concern to us. 


December 29, 2011

Wow. Another eventful couple of weeks...it's hard to keep up. Stay tuned for more updates. Soon. Very soon.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's been awhile since we posted an update. But not to worry. We've been very busy this year.  We'll update shortly...


We met this week (Wednesday, November 17th, 2010)...with our Trailwood neighbors to discuss the Rule 37 Protests that have been filed. Mr. Louis McBee, with the North Central Texas Communities Alliance, offered a lot of good advice and information.

More later.

Ok. We've got alot to share.

Two Rule 37s are now in play in Westchester and Trailwood. Talk about pitting neighborhood against neighborhood! 

In the case of the newest Rule 37:  The Corn Valley A Pad Site (currently permitted for 5 wells, but 8 are planned) ~ it happens to be located at the southern entryway to Westchester neighborhoods but the horizontal wellbore for the 1st well drilled lands under our neighbors' homes to the northwest of Robinson Road.    
Chesapeake didn't get all the leases they believe they need to drain this lease of the gas and that fall within 330 feet of the wellbore...hence the Rule 37 Waiver is being sought from the Texas Railroad Commission.   This "Rule" was created during a very different oil and gas reality for the O&G industry, but is being applied to the fracking industry (two very different drilling worlds).  We'll discuss all of that in the near future. 

It's a fast moving train...and we're not sure where it's bound.

Update: We met again on December 28, 2010

Preparations were made for our trip to Austin (at our own expense, of course.) 

And then...

Chesapeake filed a Motion for Continuance on December 29th...and the Railroad Commission's Hearing Examiner approved it right away. 

See more about this at the Rule 37 Tab on this blog. The hearing is now scheduled for February 1st...and we'll be there. God willing and Chesapeake doesn't change it again.