Texas Pipeline Association, backed by Chesapeake, goes after small town to exhaust its budget

Since publishing the results of an air study, performed by Wolf Eagle Environmental, that showed that compressor stations are seriously degrading air quality in Dish, the town has been subjected to threats of legal action from the Texas Pipeline Association.  An e-mail reveals that Chesapeake Energy (chk.com) is behind the TPA’s efforts to exhaust Dish’s small budget:


From: Grover Campbell [mailto:grover.campbell@chk.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 6:30 PM
To: Bryn Meredith
Subject: RE: Response Letter to TPA


I’ll try to look this over Monday and give you a list of what might be missing. Mostly I was hoping to get any mail or email correspondence between the Mayor and Wolf Eagle…guess that hasn’t happened?


Celina Romero is a lawyer representing the TPA;  she signed the letter threatening Dish with legal action if the town does not release more documents to the TPA.  According to the mayor, the only documents not released relate to private health issues of Dish residents, information to which the TPA is not entitled.

OK, fast forward – Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake, sues small town to exhaust its budget:

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