Posts Tagged ‘drilling’

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?

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.
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...

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...

Revolving Door

 Weekly staff writer Jeff Prince recently blogged about the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s head-in-sand reporting style on Tarrant County courtroom issues, specifically pointing out puff pieces about a local judge, written b...

New York Times Reveals Gas Drilling Hocus Pocus

Jeff Prince
The natural gas industry is compared to Enron and the 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

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

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

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...