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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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Is North Texas Gas Well Putting Cancer-Causing Chemicals In The Air?

One side calls it “bad air.” The other calls it bad science. An energy company is responding to a claim that one of its Denton County gas wells could be putting cancer-causing chemicals into the air.

CBS 11–05/01/2014

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New Tests Find More Methane In North Texas Water

The Texas agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry says it’s opened a new investigation of allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water.

01/17/2014

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

Texas Among States With Complaints Of Contaminated Water From Drilling

Texas is among at least four states that have received complaints of well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling.

01/05/2014

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Dallas Council Passes Gas Drilling Ordinance With Restrictions

The long and winding road of gas drilling in Dallas has reached its end. The city council voted on a new ordinance on gas drilling Wednesday.

CBS 11–12/11/2013

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

Citizens Argue For, Against Dallas Fracking Ordinance

The proposed Dallas ordinance is relatively restrictive and went through months of arguments with the Plan Commission. The biggest unresolved issues are the setbacks between wells or between wells and homes.

12/04/2013

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Fort Worth Sues Chesapeake Energy Over Natural Gas Royalties

The City of Fort Worth is suing one of the companies it used to celebrate. In a lawsuit filed this week, Fort Worth claims Chesapeake Energy shorted the city millions of dollars in royalties from natural gas leases.

CBSDFW.COM–10/18/2013

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