The City Council voted down an effort Tuesday to tighten laws on natural gas operations in Fort Worth.
After an initial report by CBS 11 Wednesday night about Grand Prairie’s concerns over drilling at Joe Pool Lake, we discovered the City of Dallas has also been notified.
On one side of the Joe Pool Dam lies the lake. On the other lives Rosemary Reed. “You can see the line of the dam,” she says pointing over her fence in Grand Prairie’s Westchester neighborhood.
Fort Worth is enforcing new rules for operators hunting down natural gas deposits in the city.
A North Texas town is looking at a 90-day moratorium on future gas drilling permits. The push comes after some residents started making ‘noise’ in the Denton County town of Ponder.
Residents in Ponder have a new neighbor. Devon Energy has set up a gas drilling site just 400 feet from the neighborhood’s fences.
The Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods presented scientific evidence to a group of about 25 parents Thursday that showed high levels of carbon disulfide found near three FWISD schools.
Early tests of the ambient air outside the sites show no traces of pollution exceeding state or federal safety levels, but some chemicals were detected.
When Cheryl Rios of Grand Prairie looks out her bedroom window, it gives her fits. “It gets louder, not quieter. They do more drilling at night.”
Near the intersection of Lamar Blvd. and Cooper St., a large steel drilling rig looms over an apartment complex and a golf course. These types of scenes, which are scattered throughout the city, are prompting officials to reconsider Arlington’s drilling policies.
Another city has put natural gas well permit drilling applications on hold amid environmental and planning concerns.
The moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has been lifted because new safety standards will make a disastrous oil spill much less likely, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today.