Posts Tagged ‘gas drilling’
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.
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

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.
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...


Fort Worth in His Rearview Mirror

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...


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

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.
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.
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...


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...