Posts Tagged ‘fracking’
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Burnt Orange You Ashamed?

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You have to credit the University of Texas at Austin for being consistent — consistently sleazy. In June 2011, the school’s website described how UT’s Energy Institute would review the natural gas industry’s fracking pr...


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Fracktivism on the Hill

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Talk about being green. The Hulk, or at least the actor who portrays the heroic beast in The Avengers, is heading to Washington, D.C., to battle the natural gas drilling industry — specifically, the practice of hydraulic frac...



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New York City!?! Get A Rap

Jeff Prince
When it comes to picante sauce, Texans say “get a rope” if it’s been made in New York City. When it comes to fracking for natural gas, however, New Yorkers in the Marcellus Shale sound a lot like Texans in the...


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Don’t Frack With Me

The drilling industry is getting major blowback in the PR war.
PETER GORMAN
For big business, a snappy, easy-to-remember slogan or catchphrase is usually a major plus: Everything goes better with Coke. Just do it. The fabric of our lives. For gas drillers — not so much. The shale gas industry that ha...



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Where the Frack Are We?

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The gas industry’s latest promotional campaign for Barnett Shale drilling reminds us that fracking — pumping the ground with toxic chemicals to get at that precious gas — is as American as pickup trucks and Little League....


Vapor clouds emanating from gas-drilling sites, like this one in Arlington, seem to be causing health problems for people nearby. Tim Ruggeiro

Vapors Sicken Arlington

Complaints of illnesses from fracking fall on deaf ears.
PETER GORMAN
Residents of several Arlington neighborhoods where Chesapeake Energy is drilling for natural gas claim the vapor clouds released by certain stages of the operations are making them sick — and they’re challenging the company...



Don’t Drink the Water

Drillers are furious about reports backing up claims of poisoned groundwater.
Peter Gorman photos by Lee Chastain
When Jeff Locker looks out over his 1,500 acres of land just outside Pavillion, Wyo., he remembers what it used to look like: three horses in the corral, fields of barley and alfalfa bending in the breeze. These days the view f...


Happy New Year

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What seemed like a dream home in 2004 became a living nightmare for Tim and Christine Ruggiero after drillers started fracking for natural gas just 300 feet from their front door in Decatur. Fort Worth Weekly and others wrote s...



Cracking the Code

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The Texas Railroad Commission this week adopted the rules requiring disclosure of what’s in frac fluid, thus carrying out the intent of legislation passed earlier this year. The rule “will require Texas oil and gas operator...