Posts Tagged ‘groundwater’
So there’s water contamination near fracking sites, but no provable connection between the two? That’s what two different June studies are saying. The industry is all over this, of course, claiming that they prove that hydr...
You couldn’t say it’s the opening salvo in the Texas water wars. Those battles started when Texas was still a republic (“H2Ow,” Nov. 10, 2010). But think of it as a modern call to arms in perhaps the newest major grassr...
Water politics in Texas are about to get a lot more painful.
“Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” — attributed to Mark Twain “People are drawing a line in the sand,” Marie Day said. What the South Texas activist really means is, they’re trying to draw a line...
Do you know what's going down that disposal well near you?
In 2006, with drillers poking gas wells into the Barnett Shale beneath Fort Worth as fast as they could get mineral leases signed, Fort Worth granted a permit for the first well in this city of another kind – a hole not f...
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil. During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...
The hose might not reach far enough in North Texas.
The worst drought on record in these parts lasted for much of the 1950s. While city folks were discovering tv and cars with fins, North Texas farmers and ranchers suffered. Stock tanks dried up in the blistering heat, grass gre...