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In a landmark decision, drillers are ordered to pay for damages to homeowners.
PETER GORMAN
In the three years since a Wise County couple sued Aruba Petroleum for the severe health problems and lost property value that they charge were due to nearby gas drilling, the company did little to defend itself: Aruba lawyers ...


Brit Marling is geared up to live off the land in The East.

A Star in The East

Get to know Brit Marling with this tense political thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
Arriving in local theaters this week, The East is not only as good a thriller as you’ll find right now but also the latest chapter in the incredible true story of Brit Marling. The cool, slender, sensual-lipped blonde had wal...



A Pink Political Agenda

BETTY PINSON
In 2000, when I became a breast cancer activist, one of my first assignments was contacting the senators and members of Congress in my area to encourage their support for the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatm...


Big Miracle: Fish Story

Three whales trapped in ice; moviegoers trapped in sentimentality.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the points of view of a wide array of characters affected by it. The cuddlier and well-in...



More Bucks for Bidness, Less for Kids

Static
State Sen. Wendy Davis fought long and hard earlier this year to find a way to keep the state from cutting $5 billion in education spending. One of her proposals was to keep private corporations — particularly energy companie...


Tomorrow and Tomorrow …

Static
A long time ago, cities used to send trucks rolling down neighborhood streets, spraying mosquito repellent into the air. Kids couldn’t resist the urge to run behind the trucks in the dense fog. It made them feel like they wer...



Downwinders Spread Wings

Static
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...


Bravos to the Brave Ones

Static
It’s always nice to see folks get the recognition due them, and Static gets to let loose a double-barreled rendition this week.  



Drilling for Hardware

Static
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...


Save The World: Drive to Dallas

Static
A meeting that might help save the world from extinction is being held on Friday. Unfortunately, it’s way over in Dallas. Static wants to be as green as the next guy, but, c’mon, we have to fight traffic all the way to Dall...