Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Compressing Agony

Noise is yet another painful payoff for gas-industry neighbors.
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 ...


Canadians Is Smart

Canadians may drink a lot of second-rate beer and think that curling is a sport, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to fool. Our neighbors to the north know a snow job when they see one. This week the little port of Kitimat...


Denton Citizens Group Calls For Fracking Ban

Eric Griffey
A citizens group called The Denton Drilling Awareness Group (Denton DAG), a non-profit educational group, announced in a press release today they are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to ban hydraulic fracking withi...


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...

Tanker truck traffic around injection wells is just one of the reasons they’re unpopular with neighbors. Gayle Reaves

Toxic Torts

A case before the Texas Supreme Court could affect the use of injection wells for drilling wastes.
Texas property owners can post their land against trespassers. But what do you do when the interloper is toxic liquid spreading far beneath the surface of your land from someone else’s well and possibly poisoning your water s...


A Little Sanity from the IG…

As reported in last week’s cover story (“Range Wars,” Dec. 25, 2013), the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 issued an emergency order to Range Resources Corp., finding that the company had contaminated the Parker Co...


Range Wars

A major drilling company makes its rep with aggressive tactics against critics.
When Ron Gulla, a heavy-machinery salesman, leased the mineral rights on his Pennsylvania property in 2002, he said, he was told that standard vertical gas wells would be drilled and that in exchange for allowing the work, he...


The Music Man Makes Another Sale

Well, here we are in River City, folks. Don’t mind those little quakes — that’s just the Earth’s way of showing how much it enjoys all that drillin’ and frackin’ and stuff that’s going on around here these days. A...


Special Screening Of Gasland 2 At Ridglea Theater On Saturday

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth was a pioneer in urban gas drilling, much to the dismay of residents who feared (and soon experienced) environmental and quality of life problems. And now the movie director who introduced the scary side of fracking ...


Evolution of a Rebel

Despite threats and abuse, Sharon Wilson has become a one-woman resource for the anti-fracking movement.
Don’t mess with Texas — TXSharon, that is, to use her online moniker. That’s the lesson the shale gas drilling companies have been learning since they got horse-riding, pickup-driving, fifth-generation Texan single mom Sh...