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Liveblogging City Council's Look at Gas Drilling Task Force. Or: The Return of Lois Finkelman!

10 years ago by Patrick Michels
Welcome back to City Hall, where the council's settling back into their seats in the briefing room after a much-needed break for lunch. Word was that the council was going to treat us to its gas drilling update in the morning -- but after taking an extra-long executive session to...
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Finkelman Vows to Keep an Eye on Council Members Drilling In On Task Force Meetings

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
I've heard from a few folks furious that council member Sheffie Kadane, a vocal proponent of gas drilling within the city limits, sat with the gas drilling task force yesterday during its inaugural meeting. As Marc McCord, an anti-drilling activist, put it in the comments below: "He showed up, took...
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Developer Says $4 Billion Dallas Midtown Will Stop Corporate Flight and Fix City's Infrastructure

4 years ago by Nicholas Bostick
After years of expectant waiting, rumors and City Council sessions, ground has finally been broken on Beck Ventures' much-anticipated “city within a city,” Dallas Midtown, at the site of Valley View Mall. Scott Beck, the company's president and CEO, called the development a renaissance and “Dallas’ most critical transformation project...
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City's Gas Drilling Task Force Makes Its Official Bow With Vow to Protect Citizens of Dallas

10 years ago by Leslie Minora
Today's first meeting of the city's gas drilling task force meeting played out like the pilot episode of a new TV series: It laid out the basic plot line without giving away too much. Which is to say it opened with an introduction of the nine task force members, as...
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Well, At Least You Can Still Make the Gas Drilling Task Force's Public Hearing, Right?

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
We already know who won't be attending the gas drilling task force's public hearing on Tuesday night: Mayor Mike and the city council, who at that time will be breaking bread at Rawlings's request -- maybe some dogs and a beer, or perhaps just a slice? Anyway. City Hall says...
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Sneak Peek the Industry's Side of the Story Before Today's Gas Drilling Task Force Meeting

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
After taking a few weeks off, the city's Gas Drilling Task Force reconvenes at City Hall at 2 today; lucky Leslie will recap by day's end. Should be an interesting one: After weeks of tours and overviews and regulation reviews and a public hearing, today the industry will make its...
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Dallas's Gas Drilling Task Force to Begin Meetings With Overview From Fort Worth

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
This morning the city posted the agenda for the first-ever meeting of the Gas Drilling Task Force, which kicks off Tuesday at 2 p.m., don't be late. The agenda's mostly a bunch of introductory what-whats: Chair Lois Finkelman will give some opening remarks, outline its scope and schedule, review the...
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Before They Vote on Fracking, Dallas' Plan Commissioners Will Get a Gas-Drilling Primer

8 years ago by Eric Nicholson
The city's Gas Drilling Task Force never came to a consensus on the potential impact of allowing fracking within city limits, ultimately splintering into two opposing camps. But they did spend the better part of a year researching and debating the issue's many facets. It was curious, then, when the...
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It's Time To Take Dallas In a New Direction, Say Mike Rawlings and All His Friends at City Hall

10 years ago by Patrick Michels
Even casual campaign watchers will not be surprised to hear that Mike Rawlings has the support of all but a few current city council members, and plenty of former ones as well. Maybe to underscore the point, maybe to show off just a little, Rawlings invited them all to join...
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As Dallas Considers Fracking in Parkland and Floodplains, the Usual Suspects Speak Out

9 years ago by Leslie Minora
It was Dallas city council member Tennell Atkins who, during yesterday's discussion of the city's still-far-off gas-drilling regulations, posed the million-dollar question. "Do you think that it's safe to drill in the city of Dallas?" he asked task force chair Lois Finkelman. Finkelman was noncommittal. That left others to speak...

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