Fracking emissions bad enough to cause death or severe health impacts

October 29, 2014

The fact that breathing hydrocarbons can be lethal should not surprise anyone. Breathing hydrocarbons kills babies and adult oilfield workers. What you may not realize is that these same hydrocarbons are in the air venting from the oil and gas facilities in your backyards. I’ve blogged about Dustin before. When I have time to blog, […]

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My conversation with Randy Sorrells today at the polls in Denton

October 23, 2014

I was doing a little poll watching in Denton this morning. It was a fine, cool morning unlike the previous days where I felt like I was melting. And the “Responsible Drilling” hired guns where not there misleading voters so things were quite pleasant. I saw a man wearing a “Responsible Drilling” t-shirt and recognized […]

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Today was a bad news day for fracking

October 22, 2014

This is a very busy time for me with early voting in Denton. The “Responsible Drilling” hired guns at the polls are misleading voters about how to vote so they must be constantly watched. And today has been a busy day for some rather bad news for fracking. I’m popping in there with some random […]

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If you need help reading your water test results, contact me

October 21, 2014

If you receive results from water testing and you don’t know what it means, I can help with that.

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Study: Higher concentration of gas wells means more hospital visits for residents

October 12, 2014

“Our studies indicate that over time an increasing number of wells is significantly correlated with inpatient rates of hospitalization,” Penning stated. The study has not been released yet but the results were revealed recently to a Senate Policy Committee meeting. Ruth McDermott-Levy, associate professor and director of the Center for Global and Public Health at […]

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Dirty tricks and deceptive polling anger Denton residents

October 11, 2014

The fracking industry is covering Denton in layers of slick, deceptive mailers and now they are doing more manipulative polling calls. All this is only serving to anger Denton residents. From Facebook: Just received a very interesting survey call. The industry folks must be nervous. The caller invoked Putin and Russia, and Al-qaeda and Al […]

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In the beginning: Fracking in Denton

October 9, 2014

In the beginning… Cathy McMullen evacuated Wise County because she was surrounded by fracking. She moved to Denton where she thought it would be safe. Shortly after Cathy, I evacuated Wise County because we were surrounded by fracking. We moved to Denton where we thought we would be safe. I didn’t know Cathy and she […]

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Update: The not from Denton Master Debater

October 3, 2014

Frack Free Denton has participated in a number of forums of which some are called “debates.” Because banning fracking in the City of Denton is a local issue about local control of a damaging, heavy industrial process that has been allowed in our backyards, only local Denton residents who are members of the Frack Free […]

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Oil & Gas Toxics Detected Near Playgrounds across the Barnett Shale

September 30, 2014

Hazardous Chemicals from Oil and Gas Development Detected Near Playgrounds across the Barnett Shale Carcinogen levels violate TCEQ’s long-term ambient limits Denton, TX, – Independent air tests at five separate playgrounds across the Barnett Shale have revealed hazardous chemicals associated with oil and gas development at all five. At three of the playgrounds, carcinogens were […]

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Documentation shows air pollutants from fracking in Denton.

September 24, 2014

Have you been reading the crazy comments in the online version of the Denton paper? No matter how the opposition tries to spin things, there is documented proof of air contamination and Dentonites are being exposed to a cocktail of nasty chemicals. Read about three examples and why this is so important to health at […]

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VIDEO: Denton mineral owner testimony of fracking horrors

September 21, 2014

This is testimony given at the Denton City Council hearing for the ban on hydraulic fracturing. Patricia Andrews is a 23-year resident of Denton, Texas, a landowner and a mineral owner. She signed a lease and experienced fracking on her property. The well was not profitable and it was noisy and destructive. Forcing contractual obligations […]

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