Monday, December 03, 2007

Gas Ordinance Task Force: The Sequel

Like white smoke billowing from the chimney of Sistine Chapel signaling a new pope, word finally came from the second floor at City Hall last Tuesday -- the city gas ordinance task force will be reconstituted.

Based on the Star-Telegram story, it looks like all of the key issues are on the table: pipelines, restrictions on drilling in central city neighborhoods, moving gas drilling away from the Trinity River, the location of pipeline compressor stations and -- the big one -- injection wells.

When Mayor Moncrief called saltwater disposal "the elephant in the room," he might have made the understatement of the year. To read my take on the whole issue, head on over to West and Clear.

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