Ut oh, Dallas! This looks very familiar. We could call this "The tale of two fracked cities." City One - Fort Worth: Fort Worth had a mayor named Mike. Fort Worth's Mayor Mike was heavily invested in fracking. His fracking investments … [Read more...]
History of drilling in Fort Worth.
From Don Young: I recently gave a talk to the, Tarrant County Democratic Woman's Club. My, Powerpoint presentation was a condensed timeline, with photos, of my personal experience living in Fort Worth, Texas, A.D. (After Drilling). It was NOT a … [Read more...]
Bend over Dallas! It’s your turn to get fracked.
If you allow it. HERE is what it looks like. … [Read more...]
Best practices? What do they look like?
Fort Worth council wants "Best Practices" for oil and gas drilling. "I think we definitely want to adopt best practices," Mayor Betsy Price said. "And we definitely want to send the message to [the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality] that we … [Read more...]
Barnett Shale: Benzene found 94 percent of the time
A super opinion piece in the Star-Telegram by Jim Bradbury. I'm posting it here in it's entirety because it won't be available on the S-T long term. Fort Worth air quality study has gaps Posted Monday, Aug. 08, 2011 By Jim Bradbury The length … [Read more...]
Fort Worth seismic testing in the news tonight
CBS 11 will do a report from Fort Worth on seismic mapping-testing, tonight at 6 pm. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/ WFAA News 8 will do a report from Fort Worth on Trinity Trees, tonight at 10 pm. http://www.wfaa.com/ As always, air times are … [Read more...]
Chesapeake Energy kills trees, breaks promises
Does anyone remember the Trinity Trees? It's been quite a while and many broken promises ago, when Chesapeake decided to cut down an old growth forest in Fort Worth to drill Barnett Shale gas wells. They promised to plant new trees and restore the … [Read more...]
Ed, is that egg on your face?
Oh, Dear Readers! You are going to love this.At the TCEQ public hearing on the new smog plan this morning, Ed Ireland, the main spokesperson for industry in the Barnett Shale, was irate with the TCEQ because he said they "wildly" overstated the … [Read more...]
68% of Ft. Worth gas wells leak.
The results are in from the Fort Worth air study but they won't be released for a few more days. I bet Ed Ireland is spinning like a top.On page 15a of today's Star-Telegram, Mike Norman reveals that the year long study of gas wells in Ft Worth found … [Read more...]
FWISD Trustees Lobby for Chesapeake
HB 1556 is a bill authored by Lon Burnam that would require a 1200' set back from gas wells near schools. Who wouldn't want that? Right? Certainly all parents would want that. I'm sure all teachers would want that. And the … [Read more...]
UPDATED: Frack truck overturns in Fort Worth
This spill happened not far from where I used to live. I rode my bicycle to the Botanical Gardens several times each week. It's hard for me to wrap my head around what has happened to Ft. Worth, the place I was born and where I lived for 43 … [Read more...]