Posts Tagged ‘water’

Unmasking the Polluters

Wilma Subra could make great money in industry; instead, she works for threatened communities.
Every few months, Edgar Mouton, 76, gets jolted out of sleep in the middle of the night by a loud horn blast. The sound is a warning: One of 14 industrial facilities nearby has belched out too much pollution into the air.

Sewage Plant for Mary’s Creek?

Westside residents say no to a proposed new wastewater treatment facility.
Although Fort Worth water officials are considering putting a new sewage treatment plant near homes on the West Side of Fort Worth, residents aren’t making any demands about buffering, environmental protections, or odor contr...

DISH Water

Testing goes on, but a North Texas family’s water source appears to have been fouled by gas drillers.
Clogged filters, low water pressure, and test results alternately confirming and disproving the presence of harmful chemicals in their private water well have led a DISH family to switch to bottled water for everything from bru...

Toxic drilling waste is getting spread all over Texas farmland.

Gas drilling waste is getting spread all over Texas farmland.
When Tim and Christine Ruggiero bought their dream home on 10 acres in Decatur six years ago, they imagined their daughter riding horses and taking in the clean country air. The last thing they imagined was that all three of th...

Mad Beaver Attack

A little birdie delivered to Static what is commonly known as a hot tip. Seems several majestic trees recently disappeared from the Cowtown Coliseum’s front lawn in the Stockyards. The beautiful trees were surreptitiously rem...

Pandora’s Wells

Do you know what's going down that disposal well near you?
In 2006, with drillers poking gas wells into the Barnett Shale beneath Fort Worth as fast as they could get mineral leases signed, Fort Worth granted a permit for the first well in this city of another kind – a hole not f...

GasLand Drills for Answers

A Pennsylvania filmmaker visits North Texas to get the dirt on gas drilling.
In December 2008, live-theater producer and filmmaker Josh Fox (his 2008 film, Memorial Day, was based on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal) was approached by several landmen who wanted him to sign a deal to lease mineral rights fo...

Shock and Awe

To the editor:
John Q. Public
To the editor: Thank you so much for allowing me to grace the cover of your newspaper (“Weapons of Choice,” Dec. 23, 2009). It’s quite an honor. I’ve lived in Fort Worth my entire life, and I’ve re...

New Sheriff Armendariz Reads ‘Em Their Rights

Peter Gorman
Regional Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Dr. Al Armendariz made quite a splash last night at the February meeting of the North Central Texas Communities Alliance. Featured speaker Armendariz drew between 250 and 3...

Greetings from Lake Worth

It was just about dawn on one morning a few weeks ago, freezing cold but with little wind, and Lake Worth was quiet. Joe Waller was up early as usual, standing in his yard near the lake’s edge.