Posts Tagged ‘barnett shale’
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The Other End of the Pipeline

On the Texas coast, natural gas export development threatens the tourist economy.
DAVID ROBLEDO
I’m kayaking the bay that separates Port Isabel and South Padre Island when a large dorsal fin breaks the water. Another fin surfaces, and several more. My heart skips a few beats. And it looks like I’m surrounded … by on...


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Another Earthquake in Tarrant County? Yawn!

JIMMY FOWLER
Thanks to years of reading about the grim consequences of human-made climate change, I’ve reconciled myself to bigger and scarier droughts, tornadoes, and thunderstorms here in North Texas. But not earthquakes. Nobody said gr...



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Gas Industry Spews Same Ol’ Same Ol’ Up North

Jeff Prince
It’s sad to see folks in other parts of the country dealing with same covert-crapola that Tarrant County residents have endured from urban gas drillers for the past decade. An editorial in this New York area newspaper def...


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Boo! Then, Boo-Hoo.

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Halloween conjures memories of the most notorious bogeyman in Fort Worth’s history — former Mayor Mike Moncrief. Talk about trick or treat: That guy tricked residents with scare tactics and then treated them to a good old-f...



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TCEQ Goes Fishin’ For Pollution

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Four new air pollution monitors are coming to the Barnett Shale soon, courtesy of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and drilling critics can’t wait to hear how the air is actually fine and there’s nothing to wo...


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Sucking It Up

Gas drillers are competing with ranchers, farmers, and cities for increasingly scarce water supplies.
GAYLE REAVES
Tom B. Saunders’ family has been ranching for five generations. Surface tanks and wells provide water for the cattle and horses on the Twin V Ranch near Weatherford. He’s got a couple of gas wells on the land too, and he’...



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Where the Frack Are We?

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The gas industry’s latest promotional campaign for Barnett Shale drilling reminds us that fracking — pumping the ground with toxic chemicals to get at that precious gas — is as American as pickup trucks and Little League....


Mother Jones Bends Fort Worth Over Knee

Jeff Prince
Nonprofit news organization Mother Jones is spanking Fort Worth and Texas in this story for allowing the oil and gas industry to use millions upon millions of gallons of water to drill for natural gas while the state is stagger...



Outsiders See Fort Worth As Cautionary Tale

Jeff Prince
The good folks in Pennsylvania are trying to slow down the natural gas drilling while they study the repercussions, and they’re using Fort Worth as an example — of a horror story.


Gas Drilling Doc on HBO

Jimmy Fowler
If you thought “Barnett Shale” was a character on King of the Hill, then you obviously haven’t been keeping up with the Weekly’s longtime reporting on natural gas drilling in North Texas. Tonight (Monday) at 8pm, HBO wi...