Barnett Shale

File image of a natural gas well drilling rig. (credit: Getty Images/Michael Smith)

Perry Signs Fracking Chemical Safety Law

During a Friday visit to Denton, Governor Rick Perry signed into law a bill that requires natural gas drillers to disclose what chemicals they pump into the ground to fracture the rock where gas deposits are.

07/15/2011

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Releases Natural Gas Air Quality Study

The City of Fort Worth has released its long-awaited air quality report on Barnett Shale natural gas drilling operations.

07/14/2011

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Neighbors Not Welcoming Granbury Road Drilling Rig

A gas drilling site has been approved for the parking lot right in front of a dialysis center in Granbury, and the patients inside are concerned.

05/16/2011

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Duke Study: Methane May Leak Into Drinking Water Near Gas Wells

On Monday, 15 Dish residents watched their tiny city become the first to ask the state to force gas producers to cut air emissions.

CBSDFW.COM–05/10/2011

Lois Finkelman

Former Councilwoman Finkelman Leading Dallas On Gas Drilling

The Dallas City Council doesn’t have a formal policy on natural gas drilling, but it is turning to a former council member to lead the city on the issue: eight-year council veteran and Park Board President Lois Finkelman.

04/20/2011

An oil drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Residents Riled By The Promises & Perils Of Gas Drilling

Residents across the U.S. are living with the nastiness and rancor erupting in communities over the issue of fracking.

04/12/2011

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Gas Field Spurs Ire In Some North Texas Communities

Gas well drilling once seemed a lush windfall for tiny but rapidly growing rural communities in parts of North Texas.

03/30/2011

File image of a natural gas well drilling rig. (credit: Getty Images/Michael Smith)

Eliminating Gas Well Tax Breaks Could Pump Billions Into The State

With proposed budget cuts, some Texas lawmakers are now searching to find new sources of money. One thing that could generate billions would be the elimination of tax breaks on natural gas wells in the Barnett Shale.

CBSDFW.COM–03/15/2011

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Wise County Family Sues Over Natural Gas ‘Fracking’

A Wise County family claims natural gas drilling has ruined their home, health, and their lives… and now they’re suing.

CBSDFW.COM–03/08/2011

A quality control technician for Halliburton Energy Services Company, checks the levels of chemicals that are used in completing  a natural gas well.

Early Gas Well Test Results Show No Pollution Violations

Early tests of the ambient air outside the sites show no traces of pollution exceeding state or federal safety levels, but some chemicals were detected.

02/15/2011

An oil drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Barnett Shale Being Used To Test Drilling Rules

The rules, meant to limit toxic chemicals released into the air, will take effect April 1 in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas.

01/28/2011

File image of a natural gas well drilling rig. (credit: Getty Images/Michael Smith)

North Texas Residents Lawsuits Claim Gas Drilling Contaminated Water

Five Residents who live near natural gas drilling sites have filed two lawsuits against three energy companies, accusing them of contaminating their drinking water with chemicals.

CBSDFW.COM–12/15/2010

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