Posts Tagged ‘fracking’
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Range Wars

A major drilling company makes its rep with aggressive tactics against critics.
PETER GORMAN
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, heâ€...


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The Music Man Makes Another Sale

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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...



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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 ...


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Evolution of a Rebel

Despite threats and abuse, Sharon Wilson has become a one-woman resource for the anti-fracking movement.
PETER GORMAN
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...



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....


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Frack Me Elmo

ERIC GRIFFEY
CBS Sunday Morning recently filed this piece on fracking, and it’s about as hard-hitting as a segment on Sesame Street. As you read or watch it, try and imagine the whole thing as Big Bird explaining fracking to Oscar the Gro...



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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Nose

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North Texas residents hoping for better regulation of the oil and gas industry will get their chance to yell at (that is, talk respectfully to) state legislators on Monday. The Texas Railroad Commission, a supposed regulatory a...


A screenshot of the Delga Park video shows how dangerous gas-drilling disposal tanks can be. Calvin Tillman

Filming Dirty Air

Public safety advocates document harmful gas emissions from injection wells.
PETER GORMAN
The short video opens with a shot of a Chesapeake-produced water tank beneath a beautiful blue sky on the near East Side of Fort Worth. An infrared camera is turned on. Instantly the blue sky disappears, and in its place billow...



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Mick Jagger Gets No Satisfaction From Fracking

Jeff Prince
If anyone should know anything about fossil fuels, it’s craggy rocker Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Jagger makes reference to hydraulic fracturing in the band’s first new single in years: “Doom and Gloom....


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Sucking It Up

Gas drillers are competing with ranchers, farmers, and cities for increasingly scarce water supplies.
GAYLE REAVES
Tom B. Saunders’ family has been ranching for five generations. Surface tanks and wells provide water for the cattle and horses on the Twin V Ranch near Weatherford. He’s got a couple of gas wells on the land too, and he’...