Posts Tagged ‘toxins’
Gas Mask

The Fracker

After attending Monday night’s meeting on Azle earthquakes, Static decided to go home, chill out, forget about injection wells and gas drilling for a while, and watch some mindless TV. Ah yes … Sunday’s episode of The Sim...

Holy fracking water.

Numb and Dumber

A simple reason explains why Fort Worth Weekly was among the country’s first news media to point out that fracking by natural gas drillers could threaten water supplies, and yet regulatory agencies weren’t paying attention....


The Legacy Grows

Last week’s cover story (“Toxic Legacy,” April 10) stirred up more than just some bad memories. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Fort Worth-based Southern Anodizing/Technicoat Inc., hired teenagers for jobs that included il...


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 ...


Protecting Whom?

This is one of those weeks when it seems like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should remove “environmental” from its name and simply call itself the Protection Agency. Protecting polluters often seems to be its pri...

Hoist By Their Own Arguments

A Texas oil-and-gas lawyer who probably figured he was using a crafty defense technique during a recent deposition may have shot his whole industry — or local governments — in the foot.