Posts Tagged ‘air’

The Opacity of Hope

ERIC GRIFFEY
The 120 or so people gathered at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington recently were celebrating an early Christmas present. The party was hosted by the Downwinders at Risk, an environmental group based in North Texas,...


Hypocrisy in the Air

Static
Static is underwhelmed with the news, reported last Friday on WFAA-TV/Channel 8, that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has discovered elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene “in the air near some natural ga...



Sacrificed to Shale

PETER GORMAN
Lloyd Burgess owns the Lucky B horse farm in Denton County. He made a good living raising and boarding horses there from 1993 until 2006, good enough to pay for a $350,000, 45-stall barn a few years back. These days though, it&...


Flight Plan

SARAH PERRY
When the Fort Worth City Council in July approved setting aside $20 million for a new aviation museum, the decision represented a major step toward fulfillment of a long-held dream for some people.



Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil

State regulators don’t seem worried about TXU’s lapses in reporting power plant pollution.
JOAQUIN SAPIEN
Rusk County – A gentle twilight pink stretches across the sky, touching the waters of Martin Creek Lake. The still air, smelling only of East Texas pines, brings the faint sounds of wildlife in the surrounding woods. Smog...


Big as all Outdoors

Big Ticket
It seems like everybody wants to get outside this weekend, judging by how many open-air festivals are going on.



Downwind of a Windfall

Air pollution settlement will provide seed money for “green” projects.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Generally speaking, when small environmental groups take on gigantic corporations, it usually doesn’t end well for the little guy – or the environment, for that matter.


Real Star Wars

Space isn’t the final frontier – Just the next arms race.
STAN COX
In the depths of the Cold War, as the arms race between the United States and Soviet Union escalated, the terrible benchmarks were recorded — nuclear test dates, the unveiling of new weapons systems, the brinksmanship of the ...



Coalition of the Unlikely

Opposition to TXU’s coal-power plans has made for a bed full of strangers.
Pablo Lastra
On July 10, TXU adopted the name “Luminant” for its power-generating and construction operations.


lo-fi chorus

Listen Up
“Record Player,” the opening track on Something in the Air, the new album from Dallas’ lo-fi chorus, has a jubilant, pop-rock sparkle and a powerful sense of immediacy — the song essentially rockets from your speakers. ...