The City of Arlington proudly blogged about a new business making it’s headquarters home in Arlington……
….and I commented,“This would be the same company in the news in Denton that was able to get around city setback limits from frack sites’ “reverse setback” in building near ‘existing’ frack sites…sux”. http://www.texassharon.com/2016/03/16/eagleridge-gashole-endangers-denton-children/
And D.R. Horton has also been in the news for hoarding mineral rights…https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=D.R.+Horton+mineral+rights+&fr=yset_chr_syc_hp&fp=1&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
Back in 2012, D.R. Horton was in the news for lending concerns……
But most notable is THIS story explains the reverse setback issue…
“Before closing the deal, Alyse, an electrical engineer in her 20s, asked the salesperson about storage tanks she’d noticed in the field several hundred feet behind the house. The salesperson said they were water tanks, Alyse recalls. She took this to mean the tanks had something to do with the drinking-water supply.
What the Ogletrees didn’t realize was that they were purchasing a home in a neighborhood near several of Denton’s more than 270 gas wells. …….
In January of 2013, the city council approved new rules that, at first glance, seemed like a victory for fracking opponents. For instance, new wells could not be drilled within 1,200 feet of houses. But there were two important loopholes: The rule didn’t apply to existing wells, many of which were vertical and could be redrilled horizontally and fracked much closer than 1,200 feet to homes. Secondly, housing developers, like D.R. Horton, which built the Meadows, could proceed to build homes they had already planned as close as 250 feet to existing wells. Because Denton has so many existing wells, those loopholes essentially rendered the 1,200-foot rule irrelevant, fracking opponents say”.
But if co-existing near fracking doesn’t bother you, maybe defective construction does as this case claims….http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nv-supreme-court/1875501.html
Here is a link to other similar construction defect claims/suits.