Archive for November, 2014

A recent New York Times report revealed that natural gas fumes from the Barnett Shale have caused hundreds of residents to experience headaches, dizziness and nosebleeds. Some residents of the North Texas area have cited health problems ranging from eye irritation to shortness of breath, which many of them have attributed to the emissions from

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Fracking Accident Kills 1, Injures 2 Others

November 13th, 2014 by James Amaro

Three Colorado men were injured, one fatally, in an oil field fracking accident. The workers were attempting to heat a high-pressure fluid line when it ruptured. The impact from the fluid bursting from the pipe struck and killed one of the workers and left the other two seriously injured. The fluid in the pipe had

Lawsuits Start After Denton Fracking Ban Passes

November 5th, 2014 by James Amaro

Less than 24 hours after the controversial Denton fracking ban passed in Tuesday’s referendum, the state’s energy interests filed lawsuits to block its implementation. Voters in the small North Texas town voted to pass the Denton fracking ban by nearly a three-to-two margin. Soon after the measure passed, both the Texas General Land Office and

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