As the Dallas City Council considers new regulations for natural gas drilling, it must navigate debate over setback requirements, and rules for drilling in public parks and in floodplains.
The Dallas City Council is scheduled Wednesday to discuss recommendations for an updated city drilling ordinance. A specially formed Dallas Gas Drilling Task Force crafted the recommendations and submitted them to the Council in May.
The Council has yet to vote on the recommendations. On Wednesday, it will hear presentations from two differing viewpoints: Ed Ireland, executive director of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, an industry group, and Terry Welch, a municipal law attorney with Brown & Hofmeister who served on the task force as a subject matter expert.
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