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Behind the Shale: A Five Part Series

Oil and Gas
Posted by TXsharon on 2009/1/4 2:30:00 (899 reads)

Here are links to all five of the Behind the Shale articles by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe and Lowell Brown of the Denton Record Chronicle.

Eminent dominance
Expansion of natural gas industry into Barnett Shale leaves Argyle families little recourse.

Chapter 1: Neighbors along Britt Drive are approached by land men eager to drill in the Barnett Shale. Some are wary of the impact on their quality of life and question whether the amount of money offered is worth it.

Perils afoot
Gas boom brings potential dangers closer to homes
Chapter 2: Urban drilling means these rough-and-tumble workplaces are closer to homes than ever. But its boom-or-bust nature creates a psychosocial environment for the Britt Drive neighborhood that fosters distrust of both sides.

Culture clash
Texas in tug-of-war between valuable resources underground and the people who live above
Chapter 3: Cities are trying to preserve their authority to make rules for health, safety and welfare, but the industry is pushing back. Britt Drive neighbors watch one such battle unfold in their backyard.

Voicing the silence
Observations, studies show subtle, long-term effects of gas drilling
Chapter 4: A doctrine of exemption allows the industry to develop oil and gas resources without having to study the environmental or health impacts of their work. Britt Drive neighbors worry about how drilling would affect their environment.

Neighborhood metamorphosis
Opponents, backers of gas wells take up life-altering battle
Chapter 5: Industry insiders sometimes marginalize gas drilling opponents, but the conversation about where to draw the line in urban drilling persists. The Britt Drive neighbors’ quest to keep drillers away grows increasingly desperate.



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Stop reading this - RIGHT NOW!!!

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/3 13:18:02 (890 reads)

Loser, quit reading blogs, go outside and play. It's a gorgeous day in North Texas - sunny, warm, and breezy. Go mow the lawn, get yourself a tan, or something. Just go enjoy the weather while you can.

Back in Nov. 2006, the weather was like this:

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Updated: TX Congressional Delegation: Campaign Finance Summaries

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/2 11:30:00 (2674 reads)

This is still a work in progress, but here at WhosPlayin, we wanted to find out what industries were contributing the most to our incumbent Members of Congress here in Texas.

So we downloaded the FEC data for the 2008 election cycle, and did some processing on it to add industry classifications to all contributions received from committees.

So, for each incumbent, we list a total contribution from each contributor by industry, then we do an industry summary for each incumbent.

Please have a look at our reports and tell us what you think.

We're hoping to add more information, such as rundowns of individual contributor cash, as well as possibly some comparative averages.

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Tina Fey Naked: UnSpecTacular Photos

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/12/30 21:40:00 (42987 reads)

I love me some Tina Fey. When she was on Saturday Night Live, I waited anxiously for each installment of "Weekend Update". When she left, I was all about watching "30 Rock". When Sarah Palin was selected as the VP choice, I was glad to see Tina come back to Saturday Night Live to play her.

So, when I went to the video store tonight to find a DVD I had been looking for, I was excited to see that Vanity Fair had a gorgeous picture of Tina on the cover calling her a "New American Sweetheart" and promising photos by Annie Leibovitz, I snatched up a copy, anxious to.. um read... more.

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Lewisville Up Shi* Creek. 9 Million Flushes

The Nimrods Never Cease to Amaze Me
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/12/30 21:20:00 (1420 reads)

"Frisco Feces Fiasco. Foul Fracture Fixed. Few Fear Funky Fauna From Floating Fish."

Oooh... This is bad: (From Dallas Morning News)_

Officials suspect that 9 million gallons of sewage possibly spilled into Stewart Creek in Frisco over the past two weeks. But inspectors say initial testing of the lake water revealed normal conditions.

“There appears to be no impact on the lake at this point,” said Andrea Morrow, a spokeswoman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

City of Frisco utility crews discovered and repaired the broken sewer line Monday.

Stewart Creek feeds into Lewisville Lake, a recreational water body and a drinking water source for cities including Dallas, Irving, Denton and Flower Mound.


Lewisvillians, we have our marching orders. For the next few days, we all drink beer.

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2008 Progressive Blog Roundup

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/12/29 19:50:00 (981 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind...and, if you remember the rest of the song, you're doing one better than we are. At any rate, it is the last Monday of the year and that means it is time for the Texas Progressive Alliance's End-Of-Year Round-Up For 2008.

2008 was a heck of a year for Texas Progressives. The Presidential Primary came to Texas (for real), we caucused, conventioned, challenged, credentialed, voted, elected, counted, re-counted, brought Netroots Nation to Texas, watched Tom Craddick fight for his life, said farewell to legends, got a head start to on the race to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison and more. A lot more.

It is in that spirit that we bring you the final round-up of 2008. Enjoy.

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WhosPlayin Top Posts of 2008 - July to December

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/12/28 11:54:11 (828 reads)

Continuing with top posts of 2008.

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WhosPlayin Top Posts of 2008 - January to June

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/12/28 11:06:19 (907 reads)

It seems everyone is doing end-of-the-year roundups for 2008, so I thought I'd look back at some of our most popular posts for the year.

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Merry Christmas

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/12/25 10:40:00 (733 reads)

Merry Christmas y'all.

Enjoy our favorite Christmas songs...

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Video on Consequences of Gas Drilling

Oil and Gas
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/12/24 12:40:00 (801 reads)

My friend, Txsharon posted this on her blog yesterday:

I think they raise some very interesting points - including some I hadn't thought of. My optimism that we could reach a gas deal for our neighborhoods that doesn't really mess up our environment and screw with our property values is starting to fade.

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