Posts Tagged ‘drilling’

Inhale, Inhale

Static
OK, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight; check. Cut back on the vino; check. Be kinder to strangers; check. And … die quicker from cigarettes; check.


Shift in the Shale

Peter Gorman
As avenues go, Carter Avenue, on Fort Worth’s East Side, is pretty modest. But a lot of North Texas gas drilling activists are hoping it will turn out to be the Ground Zero of something big.



The Opacity of Hope

ERIC GRIFFEY
The 120 or so people gathered at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington recently were celebrating an early Christmas present. The party was hosted by the Downwinders at Risk, an environmental group based in North Texas,...


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...



Scaling Heights

Kultur
It took a few years, but Dallas has finally caught up with Fort Worth and Houston and now has a world-class opera space, the Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House. The inaugural production was the Dallas Opera’s new take on...


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...



Leasing Our Lives Away

Jerry Lobdill
So you’ve signed a gas lease. Congratulations: You’ve been taken for a fool. Certain material facts were kept from you that, had you known them, likely would have made you throw the contract in the trash where it be...


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...



Tasers: Homicide Vehicles

Static
A well-earned tip of the hat to Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani, whose long-awaited decision on the April 18 cause of death of 24-year-old Michael Patrick Jacobs Jr. – who died shortly after being jolted tw...


The Big Takeover

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