Posts Tagged ‘chesapeake’

Chesapeake Drillers Threatened

Jeff Prince
Almost heaven, West Virginia — unless you’re a gas driller. The Wetzel Chronicle reports that Chesapeake Energy employees found a dummy hanging from a tree with a noose around its neck in Wetzel County, WV. “Go away d...


Got Gas?

It's time to act to protect our health.
Kendall McCook
A year and a half ago, around the time four gas wells were being drilled in my Southside neighborhood, I was driving down Berry Street past Riverside Drive when my eyesight blurred. At first I wasn’t alarmed; I figured it...



He Won’t Pipe Down

JEFF PRINCE
      The ingredients of Steve Doeung’s life do much to explain why this soft-spoken, bespectacled man is the last holdout on Carter Avenue. After everyone else has given up, Doeung continues to resist Chesapeake Energ...


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...



Mayor Moncrief Whimpers About Criticism

Jeff Prince
The thin-skinned hypocrisy and borderline absurdity exhibited by Mayor Mike Moncrief at yesterday’s Fort Worth City Council meeting was extraordinary even for this ethically challenged city leader. “This council shouldn’t...


Approved!

Peter Gorman
When the Fort Worth City Council last month granted a variance to Chesapeake Energy allowing it to drill gas wells that will be closer to homes and parkland than city ordinance generally allows, it didn’t seem like that b...



Learning to Love Big Gas

Don Young
In his Aug. 26 Fort Worth Weekly report, “The Big Takeover,” Peter Gorman wrote about all the bad publicity that natural gas extractors have been getting lately. But the industry isn’t worried: It has found ot...


The Big Takeover

PETER GORMAN
It’s been a tough spring and summer for the gas drilling industry’s public image.



Starting to Sound Like “Children of the Corn”

Static
Everywhere Static turns these days is another message about the wonders of the Barnett Shale.


Tree Fight Resprouts

The city’s gas well permit practices may come under court scrutiny.
Dan McGraw
When trees along the Trinity River across from Colonial Country Club fell to gas drillers’ saws last month, many who had fought to save the grove intact thought the battle was over.