Posts Tagged ‘drilling’
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Shale Game

A big chunk of the American economy is betting on the value of producible gas reserves that aren’t there.
PETER GORMAN, PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
The early days of the shale gas boom around Fort Worth were heady ones. Chesapeake tossed money around as if it were limitless. Need a new museum of science and history? They helped cover it. A sponsor for the annual Thanksgivi...


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Natural Gas Kool-Aid From The Star-Telegram

Jeff Prince
How far has the Fort Worth Star-Telegram fallen? About as far as former Arlington city councilman Mel LeBlanc, who left the council last year after buying methamphetamine from prostitutes, drinking too much, and fighting with h...



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Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand

Protests in Texas delay the Keystone pipeline while opposition to it grows.
PETER GORMAN
It was a dreary late- September morning in the East Texas woods outside of Winnsboro, chill and drizzly. Everything was wet or damp except for the spirits of four young people sitting in a tree stand. They were perched 30 feet ...


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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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Price Line

The mayor backs drillers while working for sustainability and transparency.
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
Most of the Fort Worth residents who gathered outside the city council chambers felt so overwhelmed they asked for a moment to collect their thoughts before responding to questions. There was so much patting of backs and loud c...


City Grants a Reprieve

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Last month, Fort Worth Weekly told readers about Sharon Baker’s battle to repair her crumbling Eastside home (“Seeking Shelter,” Dec. 21, 2011). In 1964, she saw her mother and father shot to death there. Since then she...



Don’t Drink the Water

Drillers are furious about reports backing up claims of poisoned groundwater.
Peter Gorman photos by Lee Chastain
When Jeff Locker looks out over his 1,500 acres of land just outside Pavillion, Wyo., he remembers what it used to look like: three horses in the corral, fields of barley and alfalfa bending in the breeze. These days the view f...


The Big Bird

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
The biggest turkey in Fort Worth flew the coop in 2011, his tail feathers still singed from our frequent rounds of birdshot. Yep, Mayor Mike Moncrief resigned after eight years of running Fort Worth like his own personal fiefdo...



Drilling and Nukes: Bad Match?

JEFF PRINCE
Concerns about gas drilling near the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant are prompting some observers to question state and federal agencies that insist the drilling is safe.


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...