Posts Tagged ‘epa’
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Compressing Agony

Noise is yet another painful payoff for gas-industry neighbors.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
Charles Morgan chose his home in Buffalo, a little town 70 miles southeast of Fort Worth, for its serene surroundings and solitude. That was 25 years ago, following first a career in the military and then in the Texas criminal ...


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McFrack Attack

Fort Worth Weekly
Earlier this week the Environmental Protection Agency released new guidelines that set limits on how much diesel fuel can be used in fracking fluids. Oil and gas companies have long resisted giving up the recipe to their secret...



Tillman, left, with Wilson: “We had a very good year.” Gayle Reaves

ShaleTest Is Cruising

The nonprofit is now testing the waters — and the air — for communities in three states and training volunteers in others.
GAYLE REAVES
It felt like being a witness to history: watching Sharon Wilson learn how to use a FLIR camera to detect otherwise-invisible streams of toxic emissions from gas-drilling facilities. Gas company executives who have fought the ve...


BRIT staffers conduct a census of native plants in each section of the prairie plot. Brian Hutson

O Bury Not the Last Prairie

BRIT is spreading the word on reintroducing native plants to urban landscapes.
EDWARD BROWN
On the grounds of Fort Worth’s Botanical Research Institute of Texas is a patch of land that looks out of place next to the sleek new facility. The field of tall, wild-looking prairie grass is an experiment of Karen Hall, app...



Willis questions whether water quality concerns were addressed before folks were encouraged to jump in the Trinity. Naomi Vaughan

Does Untested = Clean?

Tubing events were cancelled when the river might have made people sick.
JEFF PRINCE
Did the Trinity River Vision Authority cancel tubing events this year and last year because of high levels of dangerous bacteria in the river? It depends on your definition of “because.” A TRVA spokesman says E. coli played...


Holy fracking water.

Numb and Dumber

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A simple reason explains why Fort Worth Weekly was among the country’s first news media to point out that fracking by natural gas drillers could threaten water supplies, and yet regulatory agencies weren’t paying attention....



Kellar: “When you’re back here, you’d think you were in the Hill Country.” Jeff Prince

Home, Home on the Landfill

Thirty years of trash later, a Westside hill welcomes back wildlife.
JEFF PRINCE
Westbound motorists on I-30 enjoy a lovely view near the Linkcrest Drive exit in far west Fort Worth. No, not the honkytonks, boarded-up liquor store, and adult video store whose big yellow “XXX” sign is missing half an X. ...


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Opposition — like the Tar Sands — Runneth Over

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As the tar sands spill in Arkansas — brought to you by Exxon — continues to poison the neighborhood, wetlands and now parts of formerly bucolic Lake Conway, news coverage of the spill and cleanup effort has diminished to al...



LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALIST DEBORA YOUNG PROCLAIMS HER ARMENDARIZNESS.

Who’s An Armendariz? And What Bombshell?

Jeff Prince
Al Armendariz, this region’s former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will speak at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing this week in Washington, D.C. The group is looking into the EPA’s...


Texas’ partners in the fight against the EPA think carbon dioxide in the air is “benign.”

Polluters’ Paradise?

Texas’ partners in the fight against the EPA think carbon dioxide in the air is “benign.”
Peter Gorman
Texas has filed so many suits against the federal government in the last few years that it’s hard to keep track of them. But one ongoing case has Texas teamed up with a global warming-denying fringe group that has its roots d...