Posts Tagged ‘oil’
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Gov. Greg Abbott Gives Big Wet Kiss To Oil And Gas

Jeff Prince
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB40 into law today. The law, as described by Abbott’s press office, preempts “regulation of oil and gas activity at the city level and resides that duty with the state, and ensures tha...


Compressing Agony

Noise is yet another painful payoff for gas-industry neighbors.
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 ...

Julie Wilson participated in a Fort Worth City Council pre-council meeting in 2008. Gary Hogan is at left, and XTO Energy’s Walter Dueease is in the center. Courtesy

Wells, Well-Being, and Julie Wilson

The hiring of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. spokeswoman Julie H. Wilson to lead a health initiative in Fort Worth has many local people astounded and confused –– but certainly not tongue-tied. Wilson’s critics don’t mi...


Turkey Awards 2013

This year’s flock of pavos: pedaling into infamy.
You know what they say about bright lights and big cities. In this case, how are you going to keep the turkeys down on the farm when they’ve seen Austin and Washington, D.C.? Yes folks, the current Turkey Awards flock leans a...

Eleanor Fairchild stands inside the new gulley in her land — courtesy of the Keystone XL pipeline. Kathy Da Silva

A Thorn for Trans-Canada

Damage to her creek has only hardened one woman’s opposition to the tar sands pipeline.
TransCanada, the giant energy firm building a pipeline from Oklahoma to the Texas coast as part of a project that would carry tar sands bitumen all the way from Canada, is finding more fight in some Texas landowners than the co...


Shale Game

A big chunk of the American economy is betting on the value of producible gas reserves that aren’t there.
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...


Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand

Protests in Texas delay the Keystone pipeline while opposition to it grows.
It was a dreary late- September morning in the East Texas woods outside of Winnsboro, chill and drizzly. Everything was wet or damp except for the spirits of four young people sitting in a tree stand. They were perched 30 feet ...

Over Exposure

Hollywood stars often take a drubbing for their liberal views, but they don’t all lean left. Take North Texan Janine Turner, for instance. She earned fame in Northern Exposure and other TV shows before ditching Hollywood and ...

Will Blair’s “Footloose”

We’re always glad to hear more from coffeehouses with art shows. This Saturday Avoca Coffee is hosting an opening reception for artist Will Blair, whose canvases that mix encaustic, acrylic, oil, and spray paint will hang in ...

The New Thirty Years’ War

A global energy struggle has begun that will reshape our world — and North Texas is one of the battlegrounds.
Michael T. Klare
A 30-year war for energy pre-eminence?  You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet.  But that’s where we’re headed.