Petition To Deny all Drilling Applications and SUPs and Require Proper Governance sign now

Petition To Deny all Drilling Applications and Require Proper Governance
Natural Resource Development Oil, Gas and Other Drilling and Production Site Standards
City of Southlake and City of Colleyville, Texas

We the undersigned do hereby request that all elected and appointed officials in the Federal Government of the United States, State Government of Texas, and Town Government of the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville hereby ADOPT THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and impose the same on any petitioner seeking permits for oil, gas or other natural resource drilling and development in or near Southlake or Colleyville Texas.

We the undersigned believe oil and gas drilling is a significant encroachment on our peaceful, safe and harmonious community. Drilling and natural resource development has resulted in catastrophic environmental damage in many communities throughout Texas. In the last 12 months alone there have been cases of leukemia and other supernormal cancer clusters arising in communities that rushed into urban drilling schemes without proper regulation or safeguards. These same communities now have no recourse given their waiver of liability for petitioners prior to drilling and gas development. These same communities will now suffer consequences (including loss of life and property) that will never be matched by any royalties or signing bonus incentives.

We the undersigned request you PROHIBIT and DENY any petition for oil and gas drilling, development and production (in any manner) unless the following requirements are agreed to and fulfilled by said petitioner. Given the significance of the environmental and human risk posed by oil and gas drilling, these requirements are MINIMUM THRESHHOLD criteria that should be agreed to, and complied with, by all petitioners, their successors and their assigns. Any deviation or default on these requirements must result in denial of permit, halt of work, and shutdown of any existing development or production site. There must be no exceptions to the following criteria:

1. Compliance with Federal Clean Water Laws- No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is 100\% compliance with all federal clean water laws. While drillers are currently exempt from such laws because of clever loopholes added to federal legislation several years ago, we expect all drilling and natural resource development in Southlake and Colleyville to adhere to these terms. We require all drilling and development in Southlake and Colleyville to be 100\% compliance with all terms and statutes currently in the Federal Clean Water Laws. No exceptions.

2. Siting No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is 100\% signature approval by all property owners within 1000 of said proposed site. In addition, for sites where 100\% of property owners have signed authorization, petitioner must post detailed site plans for pad construction or other site preparations 180 days prior to SUP hearings for public comment. No exceptions.

3. Full disclosure No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is full disclosure at least 180 days in advance of the SUP hearing of all chemicals and other materials to be injected into the ground or ground water as part of the site development. All chemicals, their quantities and base formula will be posted for inspection and public comment. No exceptions.

4. EPA Regulations - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is adherence to all EPA regulations INCLUDING ALL REGULATIONS WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN EXCEPTIONS GRANTED for natural gas development IN LEGISLATION BY FEDERAL AUTHORIES BETWEEN 2000 and 2010. No exceptions.

5. Disaster and Evacuation Plans Complete disaster recover, evacuation, and restoration plans must be submitted for comments and posted in full for public review at least 180 days prior to any SUP hearing. All documents must be available and include a list of all obligations for disaster recovery and evacuation. All responsibilities of the permit holder, site developer, and organization with title to the site and its natural resources being extracted must be listed in detail. The plans must include 3 separate subplans Disaster Recovery, Evacuation, and Restoration. All three must be detailed and completed as to the parties obligations and activities during any disaster scenario. These must be considered legally binding plans to be performed by each named entity (site developer, permit holder, and organization with title to the resources being developed). No exceptions.

6. Operation - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is a completed plan with roles and criteria for the following. No exceptions.

a. Monitoring - All monitoring will be done on a continuous basis to include air, water, ground and sound tracking. There will be baseline standards established at the site for the 180 days prior to any development of the site. The site will then be subject to multiple sampling events in different (random) locations around the site each operating day or night. An independent monitor(s) will be retained by the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville. The independent monitor(s) will report directly to the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville. All costs for the monitoring will be paid for by the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville and reimbursed by the petitioner. An advance fund of $100,000 per city will be established by the petitioner and turned over to the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville as a working capital fund to pay for these tests until reconciled with proper billing. Any deviation in actual reading during actual testing will result in a STOP WORK. No exceptions.

b. Leak or Spill - STOP WORK in cases of any leak, spill occurring involving any chemical brought to the site by the petitioner or their agents, employees, successors, or assigns. All cleanup to be performed to the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville SATISFACTION before any retart of any work or production. No exceptions.

c. Air Emissions - STOP WORK in cases of any leak, spill occurring involving any chemical brought to the site by the petitioner or their agents, employees, successors, or assigns. All cleanup to be performed to the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville SATISFACTION before any retart of any work or production. No exceptions.

d. Water Emissions STOP WORK in cases of any leak, spill occurring involving any chemical brought to the site by the petitioner or their agents, employees, successors, or assigns. All cleanup to be performed to the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville before any restart of any work or production- No exceptions.

e. Fracking STOP WORK in cases of any leak, spill occurring involving any chemical brought to the site by the petitioner or their agents, employees, successors, or assigns. All cleanup to be performed to the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville SATISFACTION before any restart of any work or production- No exceptions.

f. Waste Material Removal STOP WORK in cases of any leak, spill occurring involving any chemical brought to the site by the petitioner or their agents, employees, successors, or assigns. All cleanup to be performed to the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville SATISFACTION before any restart of any work or production- No exceptions.

g. Fencing and Site Beautification - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is - Requirement that fencing must be stone wall of architectural grade or better with posting every 15 feet. Stone wall must be of similar look at the NEAREST subdivision having enclosed wall structures. Height of wall must be minimum of 21 feet and must be in place BEFORE start of any drilling or testing or site development. Wall to be maintained in place for entire life of drilling activity. No exceptions.

7. Trucking and other Equipment Transportation Activity No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there are strict limits on truck activity on public roads. No trucking except on designated roads at designated hours. There will be defined limited on truck size, capacity and number allowed on designed roads each operating day. Any trucks over GVW of 45,000 lbs are prohibited. Also parking. No exceptions.

8. Use of Explosives - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is strict limitation on use of underground explosives or other disturbance inducing techniques. - No exceptions.

9. Support Site Activity - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there the same standards defined herein for petitioners site also apply to storage yards, holding yards and other properties in the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville and used by the petitioner to support drilling and development and production activity at said proposed SUP site. No exceptions.

10. Lighting - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is strict adherence to lighting limitation as to number, wattage, and placement of lights. No lights should ever be directly positioned to place light on any residential property at any time. No exceptions.

11. Personnel - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is a master foreman on the site during all work hours. Master foreman or Master Engineer must have the education and authority for all work activity and personnel on the site at all times. No exceptions.

12. Equipment Height - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is strict limitation of height to drilling equipment of 100. Also there will be no more than 1 such tower on the site at any time. No exceptions.

13. Prohibited Disturbance during Operations (sound, ground vibrations) - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site. No exceptions.

14. Remediation - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is (cleanup after drilling and site no longer economically useful or used) No exceptions.

15. Posting of Bonding - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until Posting of Bonding fund is established. No exceptions.

16. Liabilities - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until liabilities are defined and agreed to by property owners and petitioner. No exceptions.

17. Sale or Conveyance - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is Transfer of SUP Rights. No exceptions.

18. Clean up and Restoration No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until there is a comprehensive plan for Clean up and Restoration in writing and signed by SUP petitioner and enforced by the City of Southlake and Colleyville. No exceptions.

19. Record Keeping and Disclosure on Demand - No approval for any SUP or other permits for any drilling site until a Record Keeping and Disclosure on Deman process is defined and made available to the public on the website in the City of Southlake and City of Colleyville. No exceptions.

We the undersigned do hereby request that all Federal, State, and Town Officials fulfill their obligations and protect our community by enactment of all these standards as the MINIMUM THRESHOLD REQUIREMENTS for any petitioner seeking drilling and natural resource development in or near Southlake and Colleyville Texas. It is time that full and proper standards and criteria be established and enacted for proper drilling and natural resource development in residential (both urban and rural) settings. We can no longer stand by and watch our community be destroyed by special interests that enjoy complete capture of all regulatory authorities. We look to you, our elected officials, to complete full and proper regulation as the last line of defense for our community. ACT NOW and FULFILL THE OATH OF YOUR OFFICES.

Respectfully Submitted:

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