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Dallas Residents & Businesses Prepare For New Plastic Bag Fee

In a little less than a month a new plastic bag fee will go into effect in Dallas. Customers will have to pay a nickel a bag unless they take their own boxes or bags to stores.

CBS 11–12/03/2014

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North Texas City That Banned Fracking Pushes Back In Court

The city of Denton has pushed back against lawsuits filed by oil interests and the Texas General Land Office against the fracking ban its voters approved last month.

12/01/2014

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5 Texas Counties Won’t Meet New Ozone Limit

The Obama administration is proposing stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

11/26/2014

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EPA: Texas Coal Plants Should Spend $2B To Cut Emissions

Federal regulators are proposing that the largest coal-powered plants in Texas invest $2 billion in new technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, a measure energy companies are likely to resist.

11/24/2014

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CBS 11 I-Team Looks At What’s In Your Water Tower

You most likely don’t know Ron Perrin. But next time you pour a glass of tap water, you might consider giving him and his crew a toast. Why? Because they work to keep your water clean.

CBS 11–11/19/2014

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ERCOT Says EPA Rule Would Be Costly

The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas said that a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions would challenge power reliability and raise consumer costs.

11/18/2014

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ERCOT Says EPA Rule To Slash Carbon Emissions Would Be Costly

The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas says a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide is infeasible for Texas because it would jeopardize power reliability in Texas and raise costs for consumers.

11/17/2014

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Dallas Zoo’s New Baby Giraffe Finally Gets A Name

After a fundraiser auction and online poll, the Dallas Zoo’s newest giraffe finally has a name.

11/10/2014

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Drilling Permits Still Being Issued In Denton

“It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s,” said Texas Railroad Commission chairwoman Christi Craddick, in response to the city’s fracking ban approved by voters this week.

11/07/2014

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Texas Officials Approve Water Funding Rules

Texas officials have approved final rules for implementing the state’s $2 billion plan for water projects.

11/06/2014

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TXOGA Sues To Stop Denton Fracking Ban

The Texas Oil & Gas Association filed a lawsuit in district court on Wednesday morning asking the a judge to stop the state’s first ban on fracking, passed by voters in Denton.

11/05/2014

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Denton Voters Approve Proposal To Ban Fracking

Voters in Denton have approved a proposal to ban fracking for oil and gas, making it the first city in Texas to do so.

11/04/2014

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Arlington, Chevy, EcoMedia Partner To Beautify Park

The Chevrolet EcoAd grant paid for green improvements around Randol Mill Park. Those involved hosted a dedication ceremony on May 7, 2011.

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