Katie Howley: Key Profiles

1. FWCanDo! (Fort Worth Citizens Against Neighborhood Drilling Ordinance)
  • In September 2005 a small group of concerned citizens came together in response to gas drilling and other related activities that were too close to neighborhoods and schools.
  • This group is completely against fracking and any activities related to it because it threatens people, property and wildlife.
  • There is a wide variety of resources on their website, which encourages citizens to take action against the local government and the industry. The website has photo galleries, facts, media reports, protest events, maps, environmental impacts and a wide variety of links that allow people to learn about all the impacts fracking has had on the city of Fort Worth.
  • The group also has a blog that writes about the most recent breakthroughs the group has had or any updates on the Barnett Shale and affected people.
  • This is important for this topic because it reveals how citizens are affected from all angles in the fracking boom.
  • You may contact the group through email at: contact@fwcando.org
  • Link: http://www.fwcando.org/home
2. TLMA.org (Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association)
  • This group was founded in 1999 with the goal of maintaining and strengthening property rights for all Texas residents and royalty owners. They also want to protect the land and water resources from fracking activity.
  • This group has had direct effects on Texas legislation that protects the group’s goals through various forms of lobbying.
  • This is important for the boom and bust topic because the group tries to protect citizens who are involved with land leases – a feature of a fracking boom.
  • You may contact the group via:
  • Link: http://www.tlma.org/
3. North Central Texas Communities Alliance (NCTCA)
  • This is a broad-based coalition that works on local, state, and national levels for positive solutions to problems related to natural gas drilling.
  • The coalition is comprised of individuals, organizations, and communities throughout the Barnett Shale.
  • Their goal is to communicate, educate and mobilize citizens to action in North Texas to protect health, safety, environment and the overall quality of life.
  • This is important for this topic because it reveals how citizens are affected from all angles in the fracking boom.
  • You may contact the group through their mailing address:
    • NCTCA
      2320 Oakland Blvd. Suite 5
      Fort Worth, TX. 76103
4. Texas Vox: The Voice of Public Citizen in Texas
  • This organization has progressive advocates that research and recommend policy that relates to promoting alternative energy resources in order to protect the
  • citizens in Texas.
  • This grassroots group is against fracking and has passed legislation that protects citizens from the dangers.
  • They do not accept funds from corporations or government agencies so that the organization remains independent. This way they continue to reveal facts about industry and promote legislation that supports their viewpoints.
  • This is important for the boom and bust topic because it relates to citizens directly affected by the fracking boom.
  • Contact:
    • Public Citizen-Texas
      1303 San Antonio St
      Austin, Texas 78701
      (512) 477-1155
      Fax: (512) 479-8302