Denton Rallies Against Overturn Of Anti-Fracking BillDenton residents rallied amid the passage of a bill that overturned a vote to ban fracking. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the law that would prevent cities from banning the drilling practice.
Gov. Abbott Signs Law Banning Cities From Fracking, Drilling BansGov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.
U.S. Says Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 YearsA decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked.
Drilling Debate: Should Cities Decide?A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would limit cities' powers to determine where or even if drilling for oil and gas should be allowed.
Denton Residents Get Ready For Fracking Legal BattlesThe City of Denton said there are already two lawsuits pending against the fracking ban and more are likely to follow.
Denton Voters Approve Proposal To Ban FrackingVoters in Denton have approved a proposal to ban fracking for oil and gas, making it the first city in Texas to do so.
Low Oil Prices Send Chills Through Oil PatchOil 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
Houston Drilling Company Baker Hughes To Disclose Fracking ChemicalsEnvironmental 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.
New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater ContaminationA new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.
Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint WaterThe 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.
Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban FrackingDenton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.
Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking PleaOutgoing 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.