So, WHAT's the Big Emergency??
(Note: The above video may not play using some phones ~ so be sure to open the video from your PC or your MAC.)
Dateline June 5, 2012. Arlington, TX
Arlington City Council Meeting 6:30 PM
Interesting. Apparently, this portion of the Agenda (as shown in the above video clip) is a Public Hearing to define the "drill zone" for the "so-called" (Mayor's words) Eden Southwest Drill Site because prior to these Modifications to the *Gas Drilling Ordinance* (XTO's Walter Dueease's words) no operator was required to define the drill zone in their plans. Oops.
After a quick discussion, the Mayor asks about the homes outside 600 feet of the drilling zone. Outside? 600 Feet? Mr. Dueease tells the Mayor that they don't usually count that!! Oh, well. Yes. What? Then the Mayor and Mr. Dueease go back and forth about it for several more rounds! (Be sure to watch it.) The Mayor seems to confuse Mr. Dueease, (we know he confused us) but then neither one of them would acknowledge any confusion whatsoever.
Kind of like when men get lost...you know how that works...they never ask directions!! Yeah, that kind of situation. So, neither one of these two men ever asked the other one to please explain it better ~ the train wreck in full motion right before our eyes, and wow, it's get out the popcorn time!! LOL!!
And for such a serious matter being voted on ~ and it must be because it was designated as an "Emergency" ~ then Councilwoman Sheri Capehart jumps in and asks Mr. Dueease (not to confuse, but "just for clarification purposes"??) if he is alright with doing this First Reading on an Emergency Basis? Mr. Dueease, who seems to have the knack for changing gears quickly and who certainly knows how to be brief and to the point without showing any outward signs of braggadocio, replies succinctly and with firm conviction,
So, after watching all of this, we really do have to ask this important question...and we're serious, too:
"WHO'S on First"?
**Update** You won't want to miss Mr. Dueease's featured role in the Temporary FRAC Pond saga on the Fish Creek Monitor. Click here.