Posts Tagged ‘air’

Dirty Air through Rose-Colored Glasses

Environmentalists and TCEQ see different things in North Texas air pollution.
GAYLE REAVES
North Texas has been struggling for years with dirty air. Last year, it moved up in the Environmental Protection Agency’s classification of smog-troubled cities from the “moderate” to “serious” category, and in many o...


Clouds of Evidence

Static
A couple of years ago, when gas drilling critics pointed out that separation tanks and other facilities used to store or separate natural gas from water were going to be prone to lightning strikes, the industry tried to pooh-po...



Blowing Smoke

Fort Worth’s air quality study makes things as clear as smog.
PETER GORMAN
What if you brought your car to a mechanic for a tune-up and he looked it over and said it was in good shape. But then he told you he hadn’t actually checked whether it needed oil, just made a guess based on a chart of cars o...


Tomorrow and Tomorrow …

Static
A long time ago, cities used to send trucks rolling down neighborhood streets, spraying mosquito repellent into the air. Kids couldn’t resist the urge to run behind the trucks in the dense fog. It made them feel like they wer...



Saving Money and Lungs

Simple fixes could keep tons of drilling pollution out of the air.
GAYLE REAVES
For the first time since the Barnett Shale started booming, state regulators are acknowledging the impact of gas drilling on the attempts to remove certain cancer-causing chemicals from North Texas’ smoggy skies — but a maj...


There Was an Election?

Static
Fort Worth is apparently in tip-top shape, hunky-dory, no problema. Only one in 10 voters bothered to cast a ballot in last week’s mayoral election, and the large majority of them preferred either Betsy Price or Jim Lane, the...



Dark and Scary Wells

The more North Texans learn about shale drilling, the higher the stakes seem.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
When the Barnett Shale drilling boom first swam into the public consciousness almost a decade ago, people all over Tarrant County had questions, mostly about how much money property owners could make and how to get the best dea...


“Boeing-Boeing” Takes Flight

Circle Theatre director Robin Armstrong has high hopes for this period farce.
Jimmy Fowler
Who says the life of a theater artist isn’t glamorous? During a recent phone interview, director Robin Armstrong was also busily dyeing several pairs of women’s panties. They’re for one of the actresses in Cir...



Seeing No Evil, Re-Redux

Static
For, what, the umpteenth time, critics of the city’s actions on gas drilling and ethical issues got no respect Tuesday from the Fort Worth City Council. The council voted 6-0 to deny appeals from activists Jim Ashford and Lou...


Save The World: Drive to Dallas

Static
A meeting that might help save the world from extinction is being held on Friday. Unfortunately, it’s way over in Dallas. Static wants to be as green as the next guy, but, c’mon, we have to fight traffic all the way to Dall...