Posts Tagged ‘gas drilling’

Outsiders See Fort Worth As Cautionary Tale

Jeff Prince
The good folks in Pennsylvania are trying to slow down the natural gas drilling while they study the repercussions, and they’re using Fort Worth as an example — of a horror story.


NY Times Takes Aim At Gas Drilling

Jeff Prince
Director Josh Fox’s documentary on natural gas drilling, “Gasland,” didn’t win an Oscar at last night’s Academy Awards program, but gas drilling critics today are still pumped: The New York Times k...



Steelers Steal ‘America’s Team’ Tag From Cowboys?

Jeff Prince
Gas drilling activist Don Young has been named a Citizen of Steelers Nation because of his newfound love for a team that any card-carrying Cowboys fan should despise. So what is it about the Pittsburgh Steelers that stole You...


Bob Schieffer Is Puking Somewhere

Jeff Prince
Texas Christian University’s The Daily Skiff offers this opinion piece from senior writing major Danny Peters, who might want to consider repeating some of his earlier journalism classes. Under the headline “Air qua...



Fort Worth Bucks Gas Drilling Trend

Jeff Prince
Cities surrounding Fort Worth, including Grapevine, Hurst, Colleyville, Denton, and Flower Mound, are looking at tougher ordinances on gas drilling. In Fort Worth it’s business as usual. The city’s Ethics Review Com...


Gas Drilling Air Quality Meetings Today, Tomorrow

Jeff Prince
Today and tomorrow are important days in the push toward improved monitoring of the oil and gas industry. First off, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating its air quality regulations regarding oil and gas and wi...



National Honors for the Weekly

Gayle Reaves
The Fort Worth Weekly team hit some homers recently in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national competition. Texas Music, “boxcar tourist” Bo Keely and, of course that local character named Barnett Shale loom...


Flower Mound Takes On Drillers; FW Not So Much

Jeff Prince
Flower Mound city councilman Tom Hayden had an interesting quote prior to last night’s vote to put a moratorium on gas drilling: “We have a valuable asset that’s underneath our town. We have a more valuable asset that sit...



The Breaking Point in DISH

Gayle Reaves
Mayor Calvin Tillman of DISH, who has led the fight to reveal and contain the environmental damage to his town from the gas drilling industry, posted this e-mail on Tuesday night: It is with great difficulty that I post this me...


Chesapeake Drillers Threatened

Jeff Prince
Almost heaven, West Virginia — unless you’re a gas driller. The Wetzel Chronicle reports that Chesapeake Energy employees found a dummy hanging from a tree with a noose around its neck in Wetzel County, WV. “Go away d...