Midland is not the only Texas community where people are debating the subject of drilling rigs inside city limits. That debate is also under way in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This weekend, one side of that debate took to the airwaves in north Texas.
This in the form of "Citizens of the Shale," a 30-minute newsmagazine produced by Chesapeake Energy and set for multiple airings on six major stations in the DFW market. (You can watch the program yourself, online, by clicking on that CotS link)
The program is airing in conjunction with a major online effort by Chesapeake to engage in the debate over 'urban drilling,' and to promote its stand on the issues.
Opponents of urban drilling are also having their say. Some are reaching out through the media, such as this article that appeared last month in the Texas Observer. They are also going online through organizations such as Fort Worth Citizens Against the Drilling Ordinance, or FWCanDo.
Me? I'm wondering how long before our Fort Worth e-friend, Cowtown Patty at Texas Trifles weighs-in on the topic. THAT could be interesting.