Posts Tagged ‘gas drilling’
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....


Operators of Red River Motorcycle Trails, an off-road park, are challenging EOG Resources’ request for a sand mining permit. Courtesy Red River

Sand in the Wind

A citizens group fears damage to human and aquifer health from a proposed mine.
PETER GORMAN
A proposal by oil and gas giant EOG Resources to open a sand mine in North Texas’ Cooke County has a small group of nearby families and businesses worried that their health will be put at risk and their water supply seriously...



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Fort Worth in His Rearview Mirror

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The Don Quixote character who picketed, protested, and pummeled city officials the most over urban drilling during the past decade has finally gone and done it. He’s put his house on the market. Don Young has been talking abo...


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Casting Call For People With Gas Drilling Stories

Jeff Prince
Lights. Camera. Raise hell! FWCanDo is looking for folks willing to go on camera and share stories about how urban gas drilling has affected their lives. A TV new crew from Italy is working on a story about urban gas drilling a...



DALLAS SKYLINE (flickr photo by Ken Lund)

XTO Gets PO’d At Big D

JEFF PRINCE
Dallas is being much more cautious than Fort Worth when it comes to dealing with the natural gas drilling industry. The drillers came first to Fort Worth, where a powerful and persuasive mayor with deep ties to the oil and gas ...


Leigh Guldig

What Runs Beneath

More than 700 miles of pipelines carrying corrosive gas run under Fort Worth — but no one’s sure exactly where.
PETER GORMAN
On Monday, June 7, 2010, workers installing a utility pole outside of Cleburne, in Johnson County, struck a buried natural gas line. The explosion that followed left one person dead, sent several others to area hospitals, and s...



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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NY Times Follows Big Gas Money Trail

Jeff Prince
The New York Times dug deep and published an amazing investigative piece on the natural gas industry. The article examines the relationships between gas drillers and bankers as they created a boom. The smart ones got in early a...


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Molly the Longhorn Needs a Gas Mask

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Do you think members of the Fort Worth City Council ever look around, sniff the air, read the stories about people getting nosebleeds and turning up with gas-drilling chemicals in their blood and moving out of town because of g...