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Don't call Wilma Subra a modern-day Erin Brockovich. It's more like the opposite. Nothing against Erin B., but Wilma was crusading for the environment when Erin was still in law school.
She still is.
She is also very popular lately as oil and gas production has spread across the USA. Using her knowledge and expertise of the toxic chemicals involved in O&G production she is helping communities across the USA fight back against a powerful and irresponsible industry.
- Board member of EARTHWORKS and the Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project.
- Degrees in Microbiology, Chemistry and Computer Sciences from University of Southwestern Louisiana (Take that!, Ed Ireland)
- Awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 1999 read more of this posting »
The Texas Observer puts the TCEQ (Texas Commission for Environmental Quality) under the microscope in the current (5/26/10) issue. The expose' by, Forrest Wilder, makes one question why generations of Texans have steadfastly worshiped at the altar of oil and gas culture at their own peril.
Fort Worth Mayor, Mike Moncrief and the FW City Council are depicted as the fools, liars and crooks they have demonstrated to be for the past five years.
Like DISH, Texas Mayor, Calvin Tillman says, "someone needs to go to jail over this." The line starts behind Moncrief.
Once upon a time, there was a noble institution known as, The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. It was conceived by a group of honorable Fort Worth women in 1939. Since 1941, they have been helping children in north Texas learn how science affects their lives. So far so good.
Then one day in 2003 a very bad man became mayor of Fort Worth. He had a secret plan that would make him and his oil and gas drilling friends very, very rich. They would drill for natural gas in Fort Worth neighborhoods!
But they had a problem. They knew gas drilling was dirty and dangerous and that some people might not like their plan. They had to figure out a way to make people believe that gas drilling was not only safe, but FUN! read more of this posting »
Today, I received from State Representative Lon Burnam's office, a list of 79 new gas drilling permits filed with the Texas Railroad Commission for Tarrant County, Texas. That is, 79, for the month of March, alone.
Today was also a fairly warm day with temps reaching 82 degrees. HIgher temps and gas well emissions are not a good combo as you can see by these photos taken near downtown Fort Worth today at 6:30 PM CST. Just wait until July rolls around. read more of this posting »
The Fort Worth premiere of the Josh Fox documentary film at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Josh Fox will be in attendance. Don't miss it!
I've always treated gas drilling as a non-partisan issue, as it should be. But...