Dallas Debate Shows City Power to Limit Drilling

DALLAS — Claudia and Ed Meyer do not want natural gas drilling near their Southwest Dallas home or anywhere else in the city, for that matter.

Their neighborhood sits next to a patch of land that developers, eager to tap the edge of the Barnett Shale, sought four years ago. Worried about the noise and the impact on air and water quality and a two-lane road where tankers might rumble to and fro, the Meyers, both in their 70s, have become fixtures at city meetings as they fight efforts to allow drilling.

“There’s so much to be concerned about,” Claudia ...

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