EagleRidge selling Barnett Shale assets and Denton resident file $25 million lawsuit

March 12, 2014

Homeowners in the Vintage and neighborhood of Denton filed a lawsuit against EagleRidge Energy for $25 million. Forty-three homeowners in the Vintage and Meadows at Hickory Creek neighborhoods have filed a lawsuit against EagleRidge Energy, seeking up to $25 million in damages for creating what the suit claims are nuisances that have diminished the value […]

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Radioactive oilfield waste dumped illegally.

March 12, 2014

It’s not hard to understand why oilfield workers might illegally dump waste. Oilfield workers are told by their employers that the waste and chemicals used are harmless and that’s what they want to believe. These workers work long hours at hard physical labor and they have substandard living conditions. Of course they don’t want to […]

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From peddling cigarettes to youth to peddling fracking to Californians

March 11, 2014

David Quast worked for Philip Morris from 1997 to 1998 as manager of media affairs. He still brags about writing their Youth Smoking Prevention program that was designed to subtly lure youth to smoke. Quast now has a new gig as California field director for Energy In Depth, where he is attempting to lure Californians to […]

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Yeah, what exactly does fracking have to do with the Ukraine?

March 9, 2014

We’ve been here before people. Here’s how it works in two easy steps. The U.S. makes billion dollar loans to countries knowing those countries will never be able to repay the loans. The U.S. uses the loans as leverage to allow U.S. Corporations to privatize the countries resources. So U.S. oil & gas companies will own […]

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Updated: I listened to this book while driving to and from the Eagle Ford Shale

March 8, 2014

The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller This is a beautifully written book. The NY Times review both praised Fuller for her writing skill and criticized her for taking what the reviewer suspects are “shortcuts.” Fuller strings together sentences that are as beautiful as anything you’ll read in contemporary fiction. It’s not a […]

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Eagle Ford Shale M2.8 frackquake

March 5, 2014

There was an earthquake in the Eagle Ford Shale (EFS) today. It registered M2.8. Event Page In my earthquake presentation in Azle, I referenced a study of the EFS earthquakes. At the time of the study, there had been 62 “probable” earthquakes. Scientists said the geology there is more complex than in the Barnett. The […]

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Texans can’t live with fracking any longer

March 5, 2014

Don’t mess with Denton, Texas You can help Denton, TX go frack free with your donation today!     Dear Readers, If Texans can’t live with fracking, no one can. Denton is located right in the heart of Texas’ Barnett Shale. It’s less than 10 miles from the home of Exxon’s CEO Rex Tillerson, who […]

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Gassed by the gas refinery in your back yard

March 4, 2014

This is one part of natural gas that the industry never talks about. They don’t want you to know about it until it’s too late to stop. Natural gas has to be processed through a refinery type facility before it can be used and those refinery type facilities are ending up in people’s backyards. But […]

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Why Denton residents are working to ban fracking in the city

March 1, 2014

This story by Julie Dermansky, Denton, Texas Citizens Group Fights For Fracking Ban, and the accompanying video (below) illustrates why Denton residents are seeking a ban on fracking. After nearly 5 years of trying to get their concerns heard and get a reasonable ordinance, they feel they have no choice but to seek a ban […]

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Where to sign the Denton fracking ban petition this weekend

February 27, 2014

Tomorrow night, Friday, February 28th Sign the Denton fracking ban petition at the Mardi Gras on Walnut Street 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM Look for the people wearing this t-shirt. Saturday, March 1st Fire Station #7 4201 Vintage Blvd. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Come get registered to vote. Registered voters come sign the petition I […]

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Two oilfield workers electrocuted as oilfield safety questioned

February 25, 2014

A newspaper investigation found “lack of government inspections and shoddy practices by many oil and gas companies” has left a “toll of badly injured or killed workers.” Forty-percent of the 663 fatal accidents happened in Texas. In 2012 alone, the newspaper found 79 people lost limbs, 82 were crushed, 92 suffered burns and 675 broke […]

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