The mayor of DISH, who's been pushing for more local control of natural gas pipelines and compressor stations, says cities representing more than 1 million people (1.1 million with addition of Lewisville) have passed resolutions supporting the town's campaign.
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When the Town of DISH, TX passed a resolution asking the Texas Legislature to give the municipalities greater local oversight of natural gas pipeline companies, I hoped this quest would help small communities gain more input in the locations and conduct of natural gas pipeline companies. However, the response that I have gotten has been shocking. The total population of the municipalities that have passed the resolution just broke one million people. The populations rage from 89 to over 700,000, which highlights the need for all cities and towns. These are only the municipalities that I am certain have passed the resolution. It will be on several more agendas before the legislative session begins in January, and others may have passed it and not yet sent us a copy. Please see the municipalities and populations below. Some of these were as of the 2000 census, and all were gotten off the internet, so the! y may not be exact. However, I believe that the estimates are low, and they do not include the Texas Municipal League's Resolution committee, which represents over a thousand Texas towns and cities. And though some cities did make minor changes to the resolution, and most of us see the benefits of the Barnett Shale, we all agree that changes need to be made to the current situation.
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Mayor, DISH, TX