Monthly Archives: July 2013

Groundwater Contamination Higher Near North Texas Gas Wells

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in private drinking water wells near natural gas wells in North Texas’ Barnett Shale. The scientists analyzed samples from 100 wells, both inside and outside of the Barnett Shale.

Long Road Out of Jasper: A Documentary Chronicles James Byrd Jr.’s Life and Tragic Death

The fact that Byrd’s producers are unwilling to screen the film in its subject’s hometown, fearing racist backlash, may be proof enough of its importance.