Sunday, October 24, 2010

For Immediate Release: Award Winning Documentary "Gasland" Playing in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Texas--ShaleTest will host the award winning and highly acclaimed documentary "Gasland" for a screening at the Lander's Machine Shop Art Studio at 217 E Broadway in Fort Worth, TX.

Josh Fox will join the ShaleTest Board of Directors for a screening of the documentary in an intimate setting at the Lander's Machine Shop on the Southside of Fort Worth. There will be never before seen footage from right here in Texas during this screening, and a question and answer session with the producer. After the viewing there will be an after party with Josh, and food and beverages will be provided. Please join the ShaleTest Board of Directors in welcoming Josh Fox and his award winning documentary to Fort Worth.

ShaleTest was formed by DISH, TX Mayor Calvin Tillman, and Wise County property owner Tim Ruggiero. Other founding board members include founder of the BlueDaze website and Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project community organizer Sharon Wilson, Susan Knoll, of Bartonville TX and Cora Bell of Corinth TX.

Activities will begin at 6:30 PM with the screening beginning at 7:00 PM. Suggested donations are $ 12 general admission, $ 7 for students and $ 50 for the after party. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.shaletest.org.

When: October 26, 2010, 6:30 PM

Where: Lander's Machine Shop Art Gallery, 217 E. Broadway, Fort Worth, TX

For More Information

Contacts *
Calvin Tillman, Mayor, DISH, TX(940) 453-3640, tillman4council@aol.com.

Tim Ruggiero
(917) 763-8901, trruggiero@gmail.com

Sharon Wilson
(940) 389-1622, sharson@gmail.com
Links:

www.shaletest.org

www.gaslandthemovie.com

For Immediate Release: Award Winning Documentary "Gasland" Playing in Flower Mound

Fort Worth Texas--ShaleTest and Flower Mound Defense Fund will host the award winning and highly acclaimed documentary "Gasland" for a screening at Celebrations 2380 FM 407, Highland Village, TX.

Josh Fox will join the ShaleTest Board of Directors and the Flower Mound Defense Fund for an viewing of Gasland. There will be never before seen footage from right here in Texas during this screening, and a question and answer session with the producer. After the viewing there will be an after party with Josh, and food and beverages will be provided. Please join the ShaleTest Board of Directors and the Flower Mound Defense Fund in welcoming Josh Fox and his award winning documentary to Flower Mound.

ShaleTest was formed by DISH, TX Mayor Calvin Tillman, and Wise County property owner Tim Ruggiero. Other founding board members include founder of the BlueDaze website and Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project community organizer Sharon Wilson, Susan Knoll, of Bartonville TX and Cora Bell of Corinth TX.

Screening will begin at 7:00 PM. Suggested donations are $ 15 general admission, and $ 50 for the after party. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.shaletest.org, and www.fmshares.com.

When: October 27, 2010, 6:30 PM

Where: Celebrations, 2380 FM 407, Highland Village, TX

For More InformationContacts * Calvin Tillman, Mayor, DISH, TX(940) 453-3640, tillman4council@aol.com.
Tim Ruggiero
(917) 763-8901, trruggiero@gmail.com

Sharon Wilson
(940) 389-1622, sharson@gmail.com

www.gaslandthemovie.com

www.shaletest.org

www.fmshares.com

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Non-profit formed to test impact of gas drilling | LEWISVILLE/FLOWER MOUND Blog | dallasnews.com

Non-profit formed to test impact of gas drilling LEWISVILLE/FLOWER MOUND Blog dallasnews.com

For Immediate Release: Information Meeting Announcing The Formation of ShaleTest Non-Profit Environmental Testing

For Immediate Release: Information Meeting Announcing The Formation of ShaleTest Non-Profit Environmental Testing

Fort Worth Texas-- Josh Fox, producer of the award winning documentary Gasland will join the Board of Directors for the announcement of ShaleTest, a non-profit organization that will provide environmental testing on water, soil and air for lower income families. ShaleTest was formed by DISH, TX Mayor Calvin Tillman, and Wise County property owner Tim Ruggierro. Other founding board members include founder of the BlueDaze website and Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project community organizer Sharon Wilson, Susan Knoll, of Bartonville TX and Cora Bell of Corinth TX.

ShaleTest.org is a new national group that has a mission: “To provide lower income and compromised individuals with environmental testing of their drinking water, air and soil that might have been impacted by natural gas development. Our testing involves analyzing and measuring these elements for the presence of natural gas development fluids or associated chemicals and compounds. We also provide the public with educational awareness to the dangers associated with natural gas development." Currently, ShaleTest has testing volunteers in Texas, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, and is recruiting in other states.

DISH mayor Calvin Tillman says that " I have seen a real weakness in the availability of quality environmental testing across the United States to all families, especially in lower income areas. Therefore, citizens must rely on poorly equipped and understaffed state agencies to protect them, ShaleTest will level the playing field for these people".

Co-founder Tim Ruggiero says "I have seen first hand what negative impacts natural gas development has had on our air, water, soil and even our property values. I have also seen the unwillingness to address these issues and the political game playing and foot dragging from our local and federal level politicians and protection agencies to assist any of us.We cannot allow our quest for energy to outweigh our need for clean air and water. Mayor Tillman and I formed this non-profit group to do what the very same agencies that have sworn to protect us simply refuse to do."

"Currently, it is up to citizens to prove harm rather than industry to prove lack of harm and it is now clear that state regulations do not protect public health." said Sharon Wilson, Organizer for Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project. "With enough data we can shift that burden back to those who profit and hold them accountable for their irresponsible operations."

When: October 26, 2010, 12:30 PM

Where: Tandy Lecture Hall inside of the Fort Worth Library, located at 500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

For More InformationContacts

* Calvin Tillman,
Mayor, DISH, TX
(940) 453-3640, tillman4council@aol.com.

Tim Ruggiero
(917) 763-8901, trruggiero@gmail.com

Sharon Wilson
(940) 389-1622, sharson@gmail.com
Links:

www.shaletest.org

www.gaslandthemovie.com
Calvin Tillman Mayor, DISH, TX (940) 453-3640

"Those who say it can not be done, should get out of the way of those that are doing it"

Friday, October 15, 2010

Josh Fox Coming to Texas!!!

Josh Fox, producer of the award winning documentary Gasland, will be coming to Texas later this month, and I wanted to update everyone on the schedule of events for his trip.


On October 26, 2010, Josh will be joining us for an announcement at 12:30 PM. There will be a press conference at the Tandy Lecture Hall, located in the Fort Worth Library at 500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX. On the evening of October 26th, there will be a screening in Fort Worth for Josh's award winning documentary Gasland, site TBD.

On the evening of October 27, 2010, there will also be a screening in the Flower Mound area, with more information to follow.

Please mark your calendar to attend one of these events.

Calvin Tillman
Mayor, DISH, TX
(940) 453-3640

"Those who say it can not be done, should get out of the way of those that are doing it"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What I have Been Up Too.

I have had some inquiries as to what I have been up too, since things have been quiet for a while. I have not thrown in the towel, nor have I quit as mayor of DISH, but I have been trying to spend some time with my family. I have also been busy working on a project that we will be releasing information on at the end of October. I am very excited about this announcement, and think that it will shake things up a bit. Looks like the tentative date for releasing the information is October 26, 2010. There will be a press release in the afternoon, with a celebratory gathering that evening. More details will follow, but please mark your calendar and plan on attending the night of October 26, 2010. We should have the location soon, and will pass on that information as soon as we get it.