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Big Oil Slapped Fort Worth Silly But Denton Says Put ‘Em Up

Jeff Prince
Remember when natural gas drillers flooded into Fort Worth and relied on oil-rich Mayor Mike Moncrief to push through an industry-pleasing ordinance that put most of the power in the hands of drillers at the expense of resident...


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Compressing Agony

Noise is yet another painful payoff for gas-industry neighbors.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
Charles Morgan chose his home in Buffalo, a little town 70 miles southeast of Fort Worth, for its serene surroundings and solitude. That was 25 years ago, following first a career in the military and then in the Texas criminal ...



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Royalty Rip-off

Around the country, landowners are suing Chesapeake and other drillers for massive deductions from royalty checks.
PETER GORMAN
Donald Feusner used to be a dairy farmer. His 370 acres of land in northeast Pennsylvania border New York state in a gloriously lush area. In 2011, when his farm was no longer profitable, he sold off his herd and retired to wha...


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The Music Man Makes Another Sale

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Well, here we are in River City, folks. Don’t mind those little quakes — that’s just the Earth’s way of showing how much it enjoys all that drillin’ and frackin’ and stuff that’s going on around here these days. A...



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Special Screening Of Gasland 2 At Ridglea Theater On Saturday

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth was a pioneer in urban gas drilling, much to the dismay of residents who feared (and soon experienced) environmental and quality of life problems. And now the movie director who introduced the scary side of fracking ...


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Protecting Industry

That’s what opponents say the new compressor station ordinance does.
EDWARD BROWN AND PETER GORMAN
A natural gas compressor ordinance passed by the Fort Worth City Council last week has closed a several-years-old loophole favoring drillers but simultaneously expanded other allowances for the industry, leaving a contentious i...



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Evolution of a Rebel

Despite threats and abuse, Sharon Wilson has become a one-woman resource for the anti-fracking movement.
PETER GORMAN
Don’t mess with Texas — TXSharon, that is, to use her online moniker. That’s the lesson the shale gas drilling companies have been learning since they got horse-riding, pickup-driving, fifth-generation Texan single mom Sh...


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Shale Game

A big chunk of the American economy is betting on the value of producible gas reserves that aren’t there.
PETER GORMAN, PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
The early days of the shale gas boom around Fort Worth were heady ones. Chesapeake tossed money around as if it were limitless. Need a new museum of science and history? They helped cover it. A sponsor for the annual Thanksgivi...



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Valentine’s Day Opportunity To Impress Your Date

Jeff Prince
Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and what better way to swoon your sweetie than to have lunch at Avoca Coffee, stare deeply into said sweetie’s eyes, and say, “My darling, a January analysis by the state’s elect...


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Burnt Orange You Ashamed?

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You have to credit the University of Texas at Austin for being consistent — consistently sleazy. In June 2011, the school’s website described how UT’s Energy Institute would review the natural gas industry’s fracking pr...