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Barnett Shale

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cut In Funding Followed Early Release of Air Quality Study

    Just in case you had any doubts on the matter, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is really not into sharing information with the public before it has been vetted by the folks over at the TCEQ. Shocking, we know. The Alamo Area Council of Governments -- a state council that oversees 13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Eagle Ford Shale is Causing Air Pollution -- Lots

    If you live around here and you haven't heard about the Eagle Ford Shale oil and natural gas play in the past few years, you just haven't been paying attention. The shale play that stretches from South Texas into Mexico is one of the key developments that has revitalized the U.S. energy sector after ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2014

    Lane Closure Exposure

    New Jersey traffic retribution scandal tough for Houstonians to understand.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    With Money Tight, the EPA is Dialing Down Actual Enforcing

    Once upon a time -- and we're talking like three years ago -- the Environmental Protection Agency was a force to be reckoned with. EPA regulators were throwing their weight around and pushing the issue on things like biofuels, air quality and the effect of fracking on water quality. They had the Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Still Awaiting the Keystone Decision, Oil Moves On

    Oil industry types and environmentalists alike have been arguing about the Keystone XL Pipeline for years now. Oil people wanted the Transcanada line put in because it would tote barrels worth of bitumen, the sticky black tar sands crude, thousands of miles from Canada to the Gulf Coast. But now, de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Stephen Hawking and George Mitchell Totally Wheelchair Raced

    As the tributes and memorials keep pouring out for George P. Mitchell, father of fracking, savior of Galveston and creator of the Woodlands, it seems pretty clear that he was a pretty cool dude. In fact, Mitchell was cool enough that he and famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking were buddies w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    EPA Says Fracking Is Safe But An Internal Report Says Different

    It must be a tricky thing being the Environmental Protection Agency, especially when it comes to the political minefield that is fracking. Hydraulic fracturing - the process of shooting sand, water and chemicals into an oil well to get the oil and natural gas trapped in the formation flowing - is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    George Mitchell, 'Father of Fracking,' Dies

    George Phydias Mitchell was the kind of oilman other oilmen tell stories about. Decades before the Galveston native became known as "The Father of Fracking," he was the son of Greek immigrants who'd come up from nothing and made good millions of times over. Mitchell died Friday at the age of 94, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Texas Shale Puts U.S. Back on Top in Oil Producing

    Once upon a time, way back when, the United States was at the top of the oil-production food chain, because, basically, you could poke a hole in the ground seemingly just about anywhere and the black gold would come bubbling up. (Seriously, that's basically what happened when they dug down 1,139 fee ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    New Cracks in the Frack

    Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.

  • News

    April 26, 2012

    State and EPA Battle Over Fracking, Flaming Well Water

    When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Abstinence Education, (Not) Propaganda and Sugar Land

    Trees Have Been Killed: The print edition of the blog debuts

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    It's Not Big-Oil Propaganda, Dammit

    Chesapeake Energy has announced the creation of "an online news channel" devoted to the Barnett Shale, a potentially huge natural-gas find that lies under much of the area around Fort Worth. Tracy Rowlett, a retiring Dallas anchorman who is to DFW what Ron Stone was to Houston, will be the managing ... More >>

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