CNN and NPR are in Fort Worth interviewing people about the Barnett Shale. I was contacted by a reporter to set up some interviews regarding Barnett Shale issues in Wise County, but later the reported decided there wasn’t enough time.
Wise County is where Mitchell Energy gave birth to the Barnett Shale. We have Barnett Shale history, but no one is much interested. It’s all about Fort Worth, and I’m really happy they are getting some coverage, but this is a good example of environmental injustice. When environmental destruction and eminent domain come to town, everybody cares, but there is no time to care about the poor, rural people who grow your food.
I understand that the reporters don’t get to call the shots, and news media is understaffed so I don’t blame the individuals. It’s just getting really old.