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28 Questions for Mike Moncrief

  1. Do you think that your personal relationship with executives from Four Sevens Oil/Gas Co. and possibly other such firms sends the wrong message to Fort Worth citizens who expect you to make unbiased decisions on their behalf? Do you see it as a conflict of interest? Should you recuse yourself from any City Council decisions regarding that firm or any others seeking gas drilling business in Fort Worth?

GASLAND 2 in Cowtown @ Ridglea Theater w/Josh Fox

For Immediate Release September 6, 2013 Contact: Sharon Wilson, 940-389-1622 Working Films Reel Power - Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability Project - Texas Drought Project - North Central Texas Communities Alliance - FWCANDO and director, Josh Fox, bring myth piercing documentary on fracking, "GASLAND 2", to the historic Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth. Director, Josh Fox and other stars of the film will be in attendance. September 28, 2013 Program begins at 7:00 pm. (doors open at 6:00 pm) Admission is FREE. Donations are welcome.

Nieuwsuur

That's the name of the Dutch TV program that sent a crew to Fort Worth last month to gather interviews for a report on the Barnett Shale. Think 60 Minutes, Holland-style.
They produced one of the most comprehensive video reports from an international perspective that I have seen. It also serves as a reminder to us locals that things ain't what they used to be. While we have grown complacent, the fracking industry has chipped away at our quality of life. Big time.

Most Hated Woman in Fort Worth: Julie Wilson

Dang that woman! The news that Chesapeake Energy Propaganda Minister, Julie Wilson, is leaving the company disturbed my semi-retirement from rabble-rousing. Just hearing her name raised the hair on the back of my neck and conjured up bad memories of the 00's.

"Everybody loves that new rig smell"

Only in Fort Worth would such an arrogant message via a giant billboard sprout in the heart of downtown.

The people that run Fort Worth (FW), Texas, the 16th most populous city in the USA, are hell bent on helping FW become the dumbest large city in the USA. Here's a short list of their accomplishments:

Rolling Stones Hip to Fracking

MIck Jagger makes a minor but important reference to "hydraulic fracking" in the new Rolling Stones barn-burner, Doom and Gloom. It's part of their 50th anniversary tour coming up.

Notes from the Underground

What do the following high-profile locations in Fort Worth, Texas have in common?

Stop the Anderson Padsite & Pipeline

The photo below was taken July 27, 2012, while standing in the front yard of my childhood home, 1105 Haynes Street, Fort Worth, Texas.

Until about a year ago, the prairie field that extended the entire block across the street, where kids like me flew kites and explored nature, remained unchanged. But about a week before Christmas, 2011, Chesapeake Energy received a permit to drill and frack "multiple gas wells" on the site.

Aussie Tour of Dirty Ol' Town

It's not every day that an Australian State Senator from New South Wales pops into Fort Worth for a visit. Senator Jeremy Buckingham, and his esteemed 8-person entourage are on a Frack-finding tour of the USA. They dropped by FWCanDo HQ last Monday seeking an unvarnished tour of Dirty Ol' Town, TX.

Dead or Alive

In their latest angle on the dangers of drilling-fracking, the national media is fixated on the DEAD. While I welcome almost any media attention to the most important environmental/human health issue of our times, this one is kind of like a red herring, distracting the public from real issues.

When the media came calling last week I did my best to steer them back on track. We all have respect for the dead but when industry is fouling the planet at a breakneck pace we must focus on the LIVING. We must hold them accountable.

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