Hard-hitting reporting that exposes so many of the dirty secrets and dirty practices by Big Gas. (Don and I were saving the Fort Worth
Public Library story. Yeah, they changed the name after Chesapeake took over.)
The Big Takeover
By Peter Gorman
Fort Worth Weekly
It’s been a tough spring and summer for the gas drilling industry’s public image.
In Caddo Parish in Louisiana’s northwest corner, 17 head of cattle died in late April after drinking “frac” water that entered their pasture. During the last several months, earthquakes in Johnson County and at D/FW International Airport caused gas companies to shut down injection wells thought to be responsible. And then a couple of week ago, a film showing invisible poisonous hydrocarbons escaping into the air at gas well sites in North Texas appeared on YouTube. Closest to home, 14 new wells are planned for a Fort Worth park within 600 feet of a proposed elementary school and community center. Oh, and a gas industry lobbying group has been given the right to put a class in a Fort Worth public high school, with full control of the curriculum… MORE
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