If you attended last week’s town hall meeting in Azle and weren’t satisfied with the silent stares and lack of information coming from the seemingly useless panel of state regulators, you’ll soon have another opportunity to get some satisfaction.
The Texas Railroad Commission wasn’t interested in sharing information, but some local activist groups are more than willing.
Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project, the North Central Texas Communities Alliance, and former DISH mayor turned activist Calvin Tillman are inviting residents to attend a meeting to find out how to force regulators to do their jobs and protect property and communities.
“(RRC) needs to stop delaying and take swift action to protect North Texans from fracking earthquakes,” Texas Sharon Wilson wrote on her BlueDaze blogsite. “At a recent town hall meeting in Azle Texas, residents called for fracking to stop while the RRC dodged answering questions and ducked out early to watch football.”
The groups noted the dissatisfaction among those attending the town hall meeting, and decided to host their own and to openly discuss the things that the regulators wouldn’t.
“Don’t ask questions, demand answers,” Wilson said. “Learn how. Come to the Azle Community Center on Jan 13th.”
The meeting to “force our ‘regulators’ to do their jobs and protect our property and communities” begins at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Azle Community Center, 404 W. Main St.