Posts Tagged ‘drilling’

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.


Compressed Anger

Peter Gorman
A minor change in a Fort Worth zoning regulation could have major repercussions. The Fort Worth City Council a few weeks ago made what looked like a small change to zoning rules, but it’s one that could have major implica...



Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil.  During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...


Just Say Whoa

Jeff Prince
A new group with influential members is preparing to challenge natural gas drilling inside Fort Worth city limits. The first order of business for the Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance (CREDO) will be to demand a mora...