Posts Tagged ‘drilling’

New York Times Reveals Gas Drilling Hocus Pocus

Jeff Prince
The natural gas industry is compared to Enron and the dot.com bust, characterized as a Ponzi scheme, and said to be built on shaky economics in this well-researched New York Times article and this follow-up over the weekend. Th...


Downwinders Spread Wings

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The group that made its name fighting against the toxic muck spewed from Midlothian cements kilns is now climbing into the ring with natural gas drillers. In this corner: Downwinders At Risk, a nonprofit environmental group tha...



Dark and Scary Wells

The more North Texans learn about shale drilling, the higher the stakes seem.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
When the Barnett Shale drilling boom first swam into the public consciousness almost a decade ago, people all over Tarrant County had questions, mostly about how much money property owners could make and how to get the best dea...


Direct from Frac to Fish

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Unnoticed by most local news media, on March 9 a tanker carrying toxic wastewater from a gas field overturned just north of the intersection of I-30 and University Drive—between Trinity Park and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden....



Drilling for Hardware

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OK, it’s not the Pulitzer Prize or the Nobel, but Fort Worth Weekly is honored to receive this year’s Environmental Reporting Award given by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. The group hands out about a dozen statew...


Seeing No Evil, Re-Redux

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For, what, the umpteenth time, critics of the city’s actions on gas drilling and ethical issues got no respect Tuesday from the Fort Worth City Council. The council voted 6-0 to deny appeals from activists Jim Ashford and Lou...



Will FWISD Trustees Break Drilling Moratorium Deal Tonight?

betty.brink
Tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 14, a school board meeting will be held that  could affect gas drilling safety at 43 Fort Worth schools, almost half of them in the East and Southeast sides of the city. Parents and all interest...


Bad Blood in Flower Mound

It’s a banner year for small-town backstabbing.
ERIC GRIFFEY
What do phallic vegetables, narcotics passwords, butt-pinching, and gas drilling have in common? They’re all related to a bizarre political melodrama unfolding in the town of Flower Mound.  



Starting with the Weekly

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Fort Worth Weekly’s numerous stories during the early days of natural gas exploration in the Barnett Shale played a prominent role in research by Pennsylvania film director Josh Fox, whose documentary Gasland won a jury prize...


Clean as … Coal?

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One of the major arguments of those who push for wide-open gas drilling rules in this state is that natural gas is the “clean” fuel of the future. As stricter emission rules reduce the role (we can only hope) of coal in gen...