The Dallas City Plan Commission has reaffirmed intentions to require a 1500 foot buffer zone, or setback, between gas wells and so-called protected uses, like homes.
Drilling opponent Gary Stuard was at Thursday's City Hall hearing on the new drilling ordinance Plan Commissioners are crafting. He thanked them for increasing the setback.
"Citizens come first before business," Stuard told Commissioners. "Citizens should never be sacrificed on the altar of profit.”