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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.
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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...



Sundance Award for Gasland

dan.mcgraw
Documentary filmaker Josh Fox’s movie GASLAND, which explores environmental issues and corporate greed within the nationwide natural gas shale drilling explosion, has been awarded the Special Jury Prize by the Sundance F...


Eagle-Eye Look at Oil & Gas

Jeff Prince
Ever wonder what the North Texas countryside looks like to an eagle or a hawk on the wing? Go to Bluedaze and watch the video and you’ll see it looks like an oil and gas industrial site.