Posts Tagged ‘industry’
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 ...


Don’t Drink the Water

Drillers are furious about reports backing up claims of poisoned groundwater.
Peter Gorman photos by Lee Chastain
When Jeff Locker looks out over his 1,500 acres of land just outside Pavillion, Wyo., he remembers what it used to look like: three horses in the corral, fields of barley and alfalfa bending in the breeze. These days the view f...



Cats Cough Hairball

Static
Let’s hope the Fort Worth Cats still have some of their nine lives left. The city’s oldest and most popular sports team is in danger of folding. If the Cats get skinned, that’s a lot of history down the drain, seeing as h...


Ethics for Me and You

Static
It seemed insignificant on the surface, just 11 little words on a piece of paper. But the sheesh hit the fan after Fort Worth city secretary Marty Hendrix posted the agenda for the Ethics Review Committee’s June 9 meeting. Li...



Saving Money and Lungs

Simple fixes could keep tons of drilling pollution out of the air.
GAYLE REAVES
For the first time since the Barnett Shale started booming, state regulators are acknowledging the impact of gas drilling on the attempts to remove certain cancer-causing chemicals from North Texas’ smoggy skies — but a maj...


Joe Barton: Not Too Bright

How many energy industry lobbyists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
E.R. BILLS
Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear someone around here complaining about politicians who are ignoring the will of the people or not measuring up as a representative of the people. Folks are all fired up and want something...



Dark and Scary Wells

The more North Texans learn about shale drilling, the higher the stakes seem.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
When the Barnett Shale drilling boom first swam into the public consciousness almost a decade ago, people all over Tarrant County had questions, mostly about how much money property owners could make and how to get the best dea...


Muzzled Watchdogs

There wasn’t much barking on the public’s behalf at a recent hearing on gas drilling regulation.
CLYDE PICHT
The headline on Fort Worth Weekly’s Static column on Nov. 17 advised “Go Get ‘em, Watchdogs,” referring to the public’s chance to weigh in on gas issues in a hearing before the Texas House Committee on Energy Resource...



Starting with the Weekly

Static
Fort Worth Weekly’s numerous stories during the early days of natural gas exploration in the Barnett Shale played a prominent role in research by Pennsylvania film director Josh Fox, whose documentary Gasland won a jury prize...


Dirty Air

Static
Who’s number-one in Texas for ozone air pollution? Hint: It ain’t Houston anymore. Yes, folks, Dallas/Fort Worth has unseated the Bayou City to become the state leader in lung-searing, asthma-inducing ozone.