Posts Tagged ‘gas drilling’

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...



Sen. Wendy Davis Announces Gas Drilling Measures

Jeff Prince
Sen. Wendy Davis told the press this morning about new measures aimed at natural gas drillers. The measures will help state officials “gather more data, hold drilling companies more accountable, and ensure the ongoing positiv...


Gas Drilling Air Testing Tonight’s Hot Topic

Jeff Prince
Tonight’s city council meeting ought to be explosive, although that’s probably a poor choice of words when discussing natural gas drilling in Fort Worth. The city council likes to look proactive when problem arise with gas ...



Creative Message To Johnson County Gas Drillers

Jeff Prince
From the sad but funny file: Sharon Wilson, aka “Texas Sharon,” posted this photo on her Bluedaze web site this morning: This is near a Johnson County road where gas drillers have flocked in recent years.


Gas Drilling’s Toxic Cloud Exposed

Jeff Prince
DISH, the little town that packs a big punch when it comes to making life uncomfortable for gas drillers, is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 7 tonight to reveal some startling information. Texas OGAP’s Wilma Subra and DISH May...



Mayor (Not Named Mike) Gets Tough On Polluters

Jeff Prince
Texas Monthly’s glowing, in-depth feature story on outgoing Houston Mayor Bill White (“The Great White Hope,” December 2009) describes a hard-working, go-getting, populist politician who comes across as fairly rem...


Gas Drillers Sent To Principal’s Office

Jeff Prince
Channel 8 came out with an interesting report today about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) summoning gas drilling executives down to Austin and cracking the whip. Seems the state has finally decided to regul...