Save North Richland Hills Park

Petition to the North Richland Hills City Council Sponsored by The Highland Creek Estates Home Owners Association The people on this petition request that the city council of North Richland Hills reverse its decision to allow Natural Gas drilling rigs to be placed on community park property. AND / OR The people on this petition request that the city council of North Richland Hills delay approving any Little Bear Creek Park Natural Gas drilling permits until they have revised Chapter 104 of their city ordinance to include more progressive requirements being adopted by other cities and Neighborhood Lease Organizations in Tarrant County. Examples: 1. Setbacks are from the edge of the worksite instead of from the borehole. 2. Trucks are prohibited from activity during school drop-off and pickup times. 3. Requirement for periodic surface and subsurface water testing. 4. Restricting the use of eminent domain on private property. If a revised permit is to be granted, the Highland Creek Estates HOA will have an opportunity to review it before it is granted. 14 Negative effects on our neighborhoods from Natural Gas drilling in Little Bear Creek Park Note: First drilling operation may last 30-40 days, there could be as many as 7-8 more separate drilling instances. During the assembly of the drilling rig they can work 24/7. If the well is producing some of the negative effects below, it will continue indefinitely due to the support required by producing wells. 1. Increased noise 2. Night Glow from the drill site. 3. Part of our childrens school route will be the same as large trucks from the drilling operation. NRH currently allows trucks to run during school drop-off and pickup times. 4. Open fresh water mud pit is a danger to our children and pets. 5. Dust and pollution blowing into our neighborhood from the operations (very important if anyone in your family has asthma). 6. The potentially permanent loss of 1/3 of a beautiful green space in our community. 7. The loss of many mature native trees (see the red flags on trees directly east of Highland Creek Estates) with a promise to replace some of them around the perimeter of the site only. 8. The real possibility of accidental gas explosions during drilling. 9. The real possibility of contamination of the soil and our creek. 10. Allowing drilling in Little Bear Creek Park sets a precedent and endangers all of our community parks. 11. This community becomes less aesthetically pleasing. 12. This community becomes a less desirable place to live and raise your children with Gas drilling operations beside it. 13. Gas drilling operations in Little Bear Creek Park will result in our property values falling. 14. Unknown health risks associated with proximity to long-term well production equipment - Vibroacoustic Disease

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Email SaveOurParksNRH@yahoo.com

Links

Here is the link to our website with more information on what is happening: http://www.helpcreekridgedrive.com/ Here is a link to the NetGlo website, a group of area residents who have come together to ensure things like this don't happen as well as negotiate with Chesapeake and other Big Gas Companies: http://www.freewebs.com/netglo/ Here is a link to the NRH city website with information about the decisions by the city council: http://www.nrhtx.com/GasDrilling/leasing.aspx Here is a link to a great site detailing the enviornmental issues related to these gas drilling rigs in our area: http://www.lwvtarrantcounty.org/files/gas_well_drilling.pdf Here is another informative link: http://fwweekly.com/content.asparticle=7161

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