Posts Tagged ‘pollution’
A screenshot of the Delga Park video shows how dangerous gas-drilling disposal tanks can be. Calvin Tillman

Filming Dirty Air

Public safety advocates document harmful gas emissions from injection wells.
PETER GORMAN
The short video opens with a shot of a Chesapeake-produced water tank beneath a beautiful blue sky on the near East Side of Fort Worth. An infrared camera is turned on. Instantly the blue sky disappears, and in its place billow...


New smog readings for the Metroplex paint a depressing picture. Courtesy Justin Cozart

Notice How Much Cleaner the Air Is?

We didn’t think so.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
If air pollution worsens and nobody hears a sound from state regulators, do we still get asthma? OK, so it’s a bad joke, but without Texas’ citizen environmental watchdogs, you’d never know why pilots have visibility prob...



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The Judge Giveth, The Judge Taketh Away

Fort Worth Weekly
After working so hard last year to diminish minority-voting power, the Texas Legislature received two black eyes from Uncle Sam last week. Federal courts struck down the state’s new redistricting maps for not protecting minor...


Texas’ partners in the fight against the EPA think carbon dioxide in the air is “benign.”

Polluters’ Paradise?

Texas’ partners in the fight against the EPA think carbon dioxide in the air is “benign.”
Peter Gorman
Texas has filed so many suits against the federal government in the last few years that it’s hard to keep track of them. But one ongoing case has Texas teamed up with a global warming-denying fringe group that has its roots d...



A Victory for Prevention?

The nexus between pollution and illness may get more attention.
Mary Ann Swissler
They’re not co-pays or premiums yet there’s no doubt that polluted air and water exact a high price on our health. Still, the arguments over how to deal with that part of the healthcare equation have gone back and forth for...


Dirty Air through Rose-Colored Glasses

Environmentalists and TCEQ see different things in North Texas air pollution.
GAYLE REAVES
North Texas has been struggling for years with dirty air. Last year, it moved up in the Environmental Protection Agency’s classification of smog-troubled cities from the “moderate” to “serious” category, and in many o...



Blowing Smoke

Fort Worth’s air quality study makes things as clear as smog.
PETER GORMAN
What if you brought your car to a mechanic for a tune-up and he looked it over and said it was in good shape. But then he told you he hadn’t actually checked whether it needed oil, just made a guess based on a chart of cars o...


Downwinders Spread Wings

Static
The group that made its name fighting against the toxic muck spewed from Midlothian cements kilns is now climbing into the ring with natural gas drillers. In this corner: Downwinders At Risk, a nonprofit environmental group tha...



Clean as … Coal?

Static
One of the major arguments of those who push for wide-open gas drilling rules in this state is that natural gas is the “clean” fuel of the future. As stricter emission rules reduce the role (we can only hope) of coal in gen...


Ick by the Barrel

Static
This latest news makes Static feel all icky and worried. A past owner of the former foundry site on the edge of Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McWane ...