Mayor from Texas gas country to speak

Un-Natural Gas reports that Calvin Tillman, mayor of DISH, Texas, is visiting Delaware County later this month to talk about the problems his town has had with natural gas drilling.

DISH  hosts eleven massive natural gas compressors, four metering stations, eleven high-pressure gas lines, and numerous gas wells and gathering lines.  Its busy mayor had been warning other small cities located over the Barnett Shale that the chaotic growth of gas transmission lines and compressor stations could seriously jeopardize their economic future.

But numerous cases of respiratory distress reported recently by DISH residents have pushed public health concerns to the forefront.

You can't make this stuff up: DISH used to be called Clark. The town changed its name in 2005 to DISH, capital letters and all, in exchange for ten years of free satellite TV for every resident from the Dish Network.

Tillman will be speaking at the Downsville Central School at 7pm on Wednesday, February 17.