Posts Tagged ‘gas drilling’
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Texas Sharon Wilson Still Drilling Drillers

Jeff Prince
A single mom living in the country outside of Fort Worth got bullied by gas drillers years ago and made it her mission to fight against Big Oil’s intrusion into people’s lives. A decade later, Sharon Wilson is still...


Senator Don Huffines’ bill takes a broad swipe at home rule. Courtesy YouTube

Home Rule Under Fire

Austin sets to gut home rule authority on gas drilling.
Peter Gorman
If three bills making their way through the legislative process in Austin become law, home rule in Texas would effectively be gutted. Identical House and Senate bills that would exempt the gas and oil industry from home rule or...



A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Early Fracktivists To Gather For Group Photo

Jeff Prince
“A Great Day in Harlem” is the photo at left that portrays 57 notable jazz musicians gathered in New York City in 1958. The picture is inspiring Fort Worth activist Don Young to attempt his own photo shoot. The foun...


Valerie Arnett of Junker Val's

Repubs to the Rescue

Static
Poor gas drillers. All they want to do is drill miles underground to extract natural gas, inject a little dirty wastewater into the ground, smear chemical-laden drilling mud all over the landscape, destroy roads, emit a few lou...



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Believe What We Tell You, Not What You See

STATIC
Static was pretty impressed when Denton decided to ban hydraulic gas fracking within its city limits in early November. Naturally, the gas industry is all verklempt and fighting the ban. Two lawsuits have been filed thus far, o...


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Shale Math: Half Full or Half Empty

Either way, gas drilling’s gifts are full of questions.
JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY
Her first royalty check hit the mailbox in 2008, and Becky Ferruggia was excited to see the amount –– about $8,000. Chesapeake Energy landmen had told everyone in her neighborhood that the gas wells would produce for 20 or ...



Bounds: “We want that new technology in place to protect us.”

Blowback

Mansfield residents are seeking tighter controls on gas drilling.
PETER GORMAN
A group of Mansfield residents who’ve been pushing for more than a year to strengthen their city’s gas drilling ordinance are finally getting a hearing — of sorts. However, leaders of the Mansfield Gas Well Awareness Grou...


Ruggiero: Thyne’s findings won’t be a game changer “until more scientists come forward with proof that the water wells are being contaminated by drilling.” Anna Routh-Barzian

Proof

A geologist says the evidence leads directly from polluted water wells to fracking activity.
PETER GORMAN
A geologist who has spent years studying the effects of natural gas drilling on water sources said last week that he has “no doubt” that Range Resources gas drilling activity has contaminated the Trinity Aquifer, ruining se...



Flowback water flows fiercely at a gas rig near Everman.

The Emperor Has No Water

STATIC
It was almost 10 years ago that Static’s colleague Jeff Prince wrote one of the first stories published in these parts about the toll that gas drilling was taking on freshwater supplies in North Texas. A few years later, Stat...


SHARON WILSON AS DEPICTED ON THE COVER OF FORT WORTH WEEKLY IN 2009 (photo by jeff prince)

Another Azle Earthquake Meeting On Monday

Jeff Prince
If you attended last week’s town hall meeting in Azle and weren’t satisfied with the silent stares and lack of information coming from the seemingly useless panel of state regulators, you’ll soon have another ...