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Please send us your thoughts about gas drilling, pipelines,and property mineral rights. We welcome your ideas on how to stop the spread of irresponsible gas drilling in the Barnett Shale.
Now there’s another powerful group supporting our right to clean air:
The North Central Texas Communities Alliance (NCTCA) in no way supports the validity of any information initiated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), especially any air testing results. However, it is critically important that we as citizens REPORT any and all violations to the agency and create a solid record that cannot be disputed in the future.
Please follow the link below to file complaints, AND please copy: email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org when you DO FILE so that we may maintain records. "Thank you!" TCEQ - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
General Meeting Information:
UPCOMING MEETINGS: To be announced
Watch the video of our last meeting on YouTube: NCTCA Meeting 01.19.12
Thursday: January 19, 2012
“WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?”
**With special presentations from others who have had an enormous impact on our communities**
* "THOSE WHO SAY IT CANNOT BE DONE SHOULD GET OUT OF THE WAY OF THOSE WHO ARE DOING IT!" *
WE WILL NOT BE CHARGING A DIME TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING. That's right, no membership requirement and no $10.00 at the door for admission. The North Central Texas Communities Alliance exists because of the gratuitous nature of the people who have supported us through generous VOLUNTARY donations and through their VOLUNTARY memberships, and as Co-founder of NCTCA you have my never ending support because of it. Thank you so very much for your support and if you continue to do so it will be because you want to help.
Mr. Gary Hogan is the meeting coordinator/moderator for this gathering of souls, and he has promised that we will hear from as many people throughout the Barnett Shale about how this "industry" has impacted their lives and how they are trying to deal with it. In other words THIS MEETING IS ABOUT YOU AND HOW THIS ORGANIZATION CAN CONTINUE TO SERVE THE BARNETT SHALE COMMUNITIES! We have had some successes and some failures, but we are most interested in moving forward in a positive and productive manner. That direction will come from you.
I hope you will consider (or reconsider) attending our gathering in spite of the "shortcomings" that have been demonstrated over the past few days. If you want to party a little, come by at 5:30 and visit with Representative Lon Burnam at his individual Meet and Greet on the ground floor of the hotel, after which you can settle in for coffee and a little story telling. NCTCA was organized for YOU, and only you will decide where we are to go from here.
When: Thursday, November 11, 2010
As a nonprofit organization, NCTCA is pleased to make it to our FIRST BIRTHDAY, we want you to come help us celebrate! It's through the dedicated efforts of our growing group of members and volunteers throughout the 20 County Barnett Shale area that we have grown so quickly and been so effective in such a short period of time! Every day we receive calls and emails for assistance, information, and support, and we have continued to respond with positive action and assistance in working on positive solutions!
Place: Hotel Trinity Inn Suites, IH30 @ Beach Street, Fort Worth, Texas
All monthly meetings are at the lovely Hotel Trinity - Inn Suites conveniently located at I-30 & Beach St. in East Ft. Worth.
September 16th (Thurs) at 6:30 pm
Program: WATER & GAS DRILLING
Focus on Clean Water
With the major focus in the Barnett Shale having been on Air Quality concerns and studies, citizens and community leaders are now shifting their attention to another area of major concern, that of Water and Gas Drilling. Recently, the EPA has starting "requesting" that gas drilling companies disclose the chemical contents of their hydraulic fracing fluids.
Through films such as "GASLAND" and "Split Estate," folks in both rural and urban areas have been alarmed at some of the potential hazards that can be associated with the fracing process.
Speakers Panel: Dr. Bobby Deaton
Dr. Deaton - Professor of Physics & Geology at TWU -(since 1967) With 2 Masters degrees in Mathmatics & Geology, and his PhD in Physics, Dr. Deaton is a respected Educator whose broad range of teaching experience has included included several well-known Texas institutions including Visiting Associate Professor of Physics at NTSU, Adjunct Professor of Physics at UTA, and teaching at both UT at Austin and Baylor University in Waco. His
Speakers Panel: Mr. David Ritter :: Attorney
Mr. Ritter was born in Albuquerque in 1973 and grew up in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He has a B.A. in History from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a J.D. degree from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has been a Texas licensed attorney since 2000, and currently practices with Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, LLP in Forth Worth in the fields of municipal and governmental law, with an emphasis on land use law, representation of municipalities and other entities in state and federal litigation, and Barnett Shale environmental matters. He has previously been an associate attorney with Baron & Budd, P.C., a nationwide law firm based in Dallas, Texas, where he practiced in the firm's Water Contamination section, representing cities and water districts impacted by chemicals, including methyl-tert butyl ether (MTBE), atrazine, and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
Speakers Panel: Kirk Claunch :: Attorney
Mr. Claunch is a native of Fort Worth and a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law. Kirk has been practicing law since 1991. He has been board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2002. Kirk is also an experienced trial lawyer with over 30 jury trials as lead counsel. In addition to Texas, Kirk is also admitted to practice law in Ohio and Wisconsin. Kirk has broad experience in all areas of personal injury law. He has an extensive background in helping people suffering from cancers associated with exposure to toxic chemicals and substances.
Remember: No community can survive without SAFE Water sources!
October Meeting: 7th (Thurs) meeting: Our Program will be:
SUNSET REVIEW OF THE Texas Railroad commission /Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
What YOU Need to Know and Do ... NOW!
When: Thursday :: June 3, 2010
FEATURED SPEAKER :: Wilma Subra
Committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of citizens, Wilma Subra started Subra Company in 1981. Subra Company is a chemistry lab and environmental consulting firm in New Iberia, LA.
Mrs. Subra provides technical assistance to citizens, across the United States and some foreign countries, concerned with their environment by combining technical research and evaluation. This information is then presented to community members so that strategies may be developed to address their local struggles.
Utilizing the information gained from community involvement, the needs identified are translated into policy changes at the State and Federal level through service on multi-stake holder committees. She has just completed a seven year term as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), a five year term on the National Advisory Committee of the U. S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and a six year term on the EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) where she served as a member of the Cumulative Risk and Impacts Working Group of the NEJAC Council, and chaired the NEJAC Gulf Coast Hurricanes Work Group.
Mrs. Subra holds degrees in Microbiology/Chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She received the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award from the MacArthur Foundation for helping ordinary citizens understand, cope with and combat environmental issues in their communities and was one of three finalist in the Environmental Category of the 2004 Volvo for Life Award.
THE POLITICS OF REGULATION AND RESPONSIBILITY
FEATURED SPEAKER :: Mr. Jeff Weems
Jeff is a member, and has been a speaker for the National Institute of Royalty Owners - Texas. He is also a member of the American Petroleum Institute.
Most importantly....he is running for a position on the Texas Railroad Commission.
Come with loaded questions for him about Forced Pooling (see eminent domain of your mineral estate) and Rule 37 Waivers (see legally sanctioned theft of you minerals). Should get real interesting!
ALSO AT THE MEETING FOR Q&A
John Austin Basham and Adrian Murray who are running for, not one, but two places on the Tarrant Regional Water District. Go to their web site or click here to see what's going on with this very important county function....or more importantly, what isn't.
Other north Texas candidates who are running for various elected offices may be in attendance as well, so come and join the fun!
APRIL PUBLIC MEETING :: GAS DRILLING BASICS 101
When: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 7pm
1400 South Main Street - Southlake
Please help us preserve the quality of life in the Barnett Shale. You're support is important to us!
When: Thursday, April 8, 2010
6:00 - 7:00pm - Networking
7:00 - 9:00pm - Program
9:00 - 10:00pm - Networking
Join us for a special presentation of Split Estate, the award- winning documentary that presents a riveting look at a David vs. Goliath confrontation unfolding in communities throughout the United States and particularly in the north Texas Barnett Shale. View Trailer.
March 11, 2010 (Thursday)
( see PDF file for more details )
Coffee and Networking -6:30 pm - 7:00 pm . Meetings start at 7:00 pm and will include networking and action opportunities, and conclude at 8:45 pm.
"Together we bargain, divided we beg."
COME BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!