Apply to Serve on Gas Drilling Task Force

If you are interested in helping shape Dallas’ policies and regulations regarding gas drilling, please apply to serve on the city’s gas drilling taskforce.  Here’s the info from City Hall:

The City of Dallas is seeking individuals to serve on the Dallas Gas Drilling Task Force, which will propose revisions to the City’s gas drilling ordinance.  Applicants are needed for the following positions:

  • Three experts in environmental impact studies, air quality, water quality, and/or soil contamination issues in relation to oil and gas drilling. Examples include professors, environmental attorneys, environmental consultants and land use/zoning attorneys
  • Three industry/business representatives. Examples include gas drilling company representatives with a presence in the Barnett Shale and/or persons who have implemented “best practices”, such as oil and gas attorneys
  • Three citizens and/or environmental group representatives

Task force applicants must be willing to meet on at least eight Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 from July through October. Two meetings will include public hearings that may be in the evening hours.

You can fill out the application online, and it’s due by 5 p.m. Monday, May 23.  The council will interview potential candidates in early June.