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Denton Residents Get Ready For Fracking Legal Battles

The City of Denton said there are already two lawsuits pending against the fracking ban and more are likely to follow.

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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Low Oil Prices Send Chills Through Oil Patch

Oil has averaged $96 a barrel over the past four years, fueling more drilling, more hiring, and bigger appetites in North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere. Now oil has hit a rough patch, plunging to $80 from $107

11/03/2014

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Houston Drilling Company Baker Hughes To Disclose Fracking Chemicals

Environmental groups and local communities have for years been pushing for full disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, a drilling technique also known as fracking.

10/01/2014

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New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater Contamination

A new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.

CBS 11–09/15/2014

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Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.

09/15/2014

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Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban Fracking

Denton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.

CBS 11–07/12/2014

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking Plea

Outgoing Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has asked officials of a North Texas city to not support a grassroots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.

07/11/2014

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Study Shows Possible Link Between Drilling Wastewater And Quakes

Researchers need more detail on the liquid injections themselves to absolutely prove the case.

07/03/2014

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Drought Has North Texas Golf Course Drilling For Water

An Arlington golf course is taking it upon itself to tackle the water problems that have accompanied the North Texas drought. The decision was made to drill for water at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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Drilling May Have Drained Tarrant County Lake

An old quarry, turned lake, in Dalworthington Gardens isn’t big by any measure but residents say it’s always been deep.

06/03/2014

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Texas Seeing Deadly Side Effect To Fracking Boom

Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation’s roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways.

05/05/2014

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