Earth, Wind and Fire Energy Summit coming to Dallas

August 29, 2014

Register now during early registration to attend this first ever, one of a kind, 2-day educational energy summit. Earth, Wind and Fire Energy Summit

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We were illegally detained by the fracking industry in Smiley

August 28, 2014

Longtime no post. Here are my excuses: busy broken computer But this post should make up for my absence. Today Alan Septoff, Earthworks Communication Director, our driver and I were illegally detained by Mr. John W. Bones, President, Black Marlin Energy Services in Smiley, TX and his wife. We were on a road marked with […]

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Proof fracking has contaminated water with diesel.

August 14, 2014

Let me remind you once again: Please see the pre fracking water test that shows Tim and Christine Ruggiero’s water was clean and safe. Please see the post fracking water test that shows Tim and Christine Ruggiero’s water was contaminated with high levels of MTBE. MTBE is an additive used in diesel fuel.  

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Flash water fire burns four people

August 6, 2014

It was a flash fire of water that came suddenly gushing from a water well and sent four people to the hospital one of whom is a 4-year-old. Flash fire burns four people; methane contamination in water source possible cause Mineral Wells Index, August 5, 2014 By TODD GLASSCOCK The fire’s cause was not known, […]

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Why Denton fracking ban is not a taking and not illegal

August 4, 2014

Despite the really crazy rhetoric coming from industry, based on established Texas law and federal law, the Denton fracking ban is not illegal and is not a taking. Earthworks commissioned a legal opinion from Jordan Yeager the attorney who successfully defended Pennsylvania’s cities’ right to regulate fracking. You can read that legal opinion below. My […]

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Updated: The fracking industry accuses Denton residents of consorting with Russia while they consort with Russia

July 20, 2014

The fracking industry and their supporters have accused the Frack Free Denton grassroots organization that is seeking a ban on fracking in the Denton city limits of receiving money from Russia. …Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman sent the Denton City Council a letter denouncing the ban. In the four-page letter, Smitherman suggests that Russia […]

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As fracking moves in Alpine may be first in Texas to ban

July 17, 2014

Residents in the Big Bend area are sending out an SOS. Fracking has been slithering ever closer to the Big Bend area and residents in Alpine and Marfa are not happy about it. Last week I received emails from a Marfa resident saying they were staging blockades to prevent the city from selling water for […]

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Denton Council to residents: We broke it. You fix it.

July 16, 2014

I don’t know how many reporters I spoke with yesterday before the Denton City Council voted to either adopt the citizen initiative to ban fracking in the city or rejected it but I told each one the same thing: The Denton Council has never shown any political courage on this issue. Why would we think […]

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Denton resident who owns minerals supports fracking ban

July 14, 2014

I received this beautifully written essay from a mineral owner who is a Denton resident. If someone offered to give you $10, but in exchange, you would have to agree to put a child at increased risk for leukemia, would you do it? What if the dollar amount were larger, such as $100? Or $1,000? […]

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Caught on video: Petition circulators deceive Denton residents

July 13, 2014

The fracking industry is waging a “shock and awe” attack on residents of Denton, Texas. After a decade of being bullied by an industry that refuses to follow any rules, residents are saying, “We’ve had enough” and seek to ban fracking in the city limits. The ban initiative goes before the city council on Tuesday […]

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Oilfield worker critical after abandoned well explodes in Robertson County

July 10, 2014

Robinson Robertson County aka Booger County. From KTBX Bryan/College Station. The injured young man is 25-years-old and has burns on his head and neck. An updated report says he is in critical condition. I’m betting we never find out what happened and I’m also betting that well was leaking. An oil field worker was airlifted […]

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