America’s fracking gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation.
Chesapeake Energy and Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell are battling over his March feature. The abridged version of the lengthy piece, unpacked further by Brantley, goes like this: Drilling appears to be a Ponzi scheme with Chesapeake's founder, Aubrey McClendon, as its leader. Neither McClendon no ... More >>
Natural gas activist and blogger Sharon Wilson was among the environmentalists out at Earth Day last weekend -- not far from the EPA's six-foot cardboard Al Armendariz -- and she was passing out copies of a new report she'd helped produce on gas drilling in the Barnett Shale. Produced by the Fort ... More >>
Maybe the biggest problem with the fracking issue is that it involves the deadly, mind-numbing and sleep-inducing phrase "parts per billion." Otherwise I might have cracked the case long ago. Fracking is deep-well drilling for natural gas in which drillers inject water and chemicals into a l ... More >>
Patrick MichelsEPA representatives hear concerns over current air pollution regulations for the natural gas industry Monday night.They came in striped ties and checkered ties, sport coats and shirtsleeves and the beard stubble of Washington operators on the road. The four white-collar grunts from ... More >>
As mentioned below, The Second Annual Chefs Roundtable, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Dallas Farmers Market Resource Center (1010 S. Pearl Expressway), will focus on the concept of buying local food. In case you hadn't been paying attention to restaurant trends, the importance of using fresh, locally produce ... More >>