Saturday Sinister Reading


Two weeks after Denton’s fracking ban was rendered illegal by a sweeping new state law restricting local control of oil-and-gas activities, residents of the north Texas town are frustrated, upset and conflicted about how best to respond.

Emotions were on display at this week’s Denton City Council meeting, where more than 30 people weighed in on whether the city should repeal the ban. Following the public’s advice, the seven-member council decided against repealing the ban—for now—after more than five hours of testimony and discussion.

“Fracking is happening right now in our community, again, and it’s pretty clear that in our community, people do not want fracking to happen,” said Ron Seifert, a Denton resident and environmental activist, to the council. “So my question is: What is the city prepared to do to follow through with the will of the people here?”

This isn’t an easy question to answer. That’s because Denton is wading into new territory in the anti-fracking fight.



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13 Responses to Saturday Sinister Reading

  1. Den says:

    The will of the people being subverted by corporations using the government against those people. One big flag there.

    We have been hijacked by BIG business.

    Fascism! Fascism! Fascism! he yells to no avail,

    BIG business is running the show,

    I think I need Gerald’s pail.


    • º¿carol says:

      I hope Denton, TX leaves that law on the books and continues the fight. Teaming up with other towns is key. While I like people putting their lives on the line by standing in the way at the fracking sites, I pity them and the trouble they bring down on themselves. I’m no hero, I could not do that and put myself, and my life in jeopardy.

      Some activists chained themselves to the gate, or equipment out on Grimes Road where the Embridge pipeline storage tanks sit. Maybe 4 miles up the road from us. Jail, fines, and who knows what. In the end, they got nowhere with their protest.


      • º¿carol says:

        Enbridge. For some reason I always want to call them EMbridge.


      • º¿carol says:

        By the way, I just found out that Enbridge bribed the repukes in Lansing with a million dollars to allow their heavy trucks to use our roads out here during cold weather when the road weight limits are in force. They didn’t use that money to fix any of our roads. That’s the fascists that run everything doing what they do. The rich and the politicians, in cahoots.


  2. º¿carol says:

    Doc, the water problem in Michigan has to do with Flint, MI. That’s not near where we live. I think Michael Moore is from Flint, MI.

    We have some friends who have a house on the Flint River, up in Davison, MI.


  3. º¿carol says:

    Sitting here with dye on my head. Have to look good, or better…can’t EVER look good anymore, because tomorrow is Detroit Zoo day. Pete and family along with Jill and her guy and his kids and me all going there. The dinosaur exhibit is back!!! HOORAY! Uncle David (daughter-in-law’s brother who is a zoo member) said this time they are animatronic. I want pictures set up with all of us where we look like we’re running away, or frozen in fear. Something cool!


  4. David B. Benson says:

    That’s Texas for you.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    One thing led to another so no stick walking today. So this week was only just above the minimum.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Had to hang up the laundry to dry.


      • Den says:

        Give me the details of your dryer failure, might be an easy fix, I fixed those things in the past. Gas or electric? spin or no spin, heat or no heat, jot it down I’ll get back to ya tomorrow.

        I’m recovering from a LoneWolf trip to the bay area for a wedding, hot stuffy too many people making it hotter and stuffier so I left, got back @ 9, the traffic going there was atrocious, creep-n-beep, ugh, coming back was better. Sure don’t miss driving a car.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Another late party at the house to the west.


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