Posts Tagged ‘gas drilling’
JULIE WILSON AT A GAS DRILLING TASK FORCE MEETING SEVERAL YEARS AGO (photo courtesy of Don Young).

A Not So Fond Farewell To Face Of Chesapeake

Jeff Prince
This week’s Static revealed a former Chesapeake Energy Corp. employee’s rather pungent recollections of Julie Wilson, the main mouthpiece for the gas drilling giant during its Barnett Shale heyday. Wilson announced ...


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A Perilous Grid

Cars on public roads must be insured. Pipelines, with their history of leaks and explosions? Not so much.
PETER GORMAN
They crisscross the country in a complex maze just below ground level, carrying flammable, dangerous, and highly polluting liquids and poisonous gases. They are capable of catastrophic failures that have killed people and devas...



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Gas Industry Spews Same Ol’ Same Ol’ Up North

Jeff Prince
It’s sad to see folks in other parts of the country dealing with same covert-crapola that Tarrant County residents have endured from urban gas drillers for the past decade. An editorial in this New York area newspaper def...


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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...



Hogan said Fort Worth officials should have testified against the pipeline bill. Willex Tindell

Watching the Door

Two bills to limit cities’ power over the gas industry aren’t moving now — but they might.
PETER GORMAN
It’s a truism of the Texas Legislature that killing “bad” legislation is as important as passing the “good” kind. Under that theory, it would seem that critics of the shale gas industry would be celebrating the fact t...


Holy fracking water.

Numb and Dumber

STATIC
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

STATIC
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 ...