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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

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

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

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UTA Study Finds Contaminants In Ground Water Near Gas Wells

High levels of contaminants, including arsenic are present, according to a University of Texas at Arlington study, in private water wells near gas operations.

08/05/2013

Construction on the LBJ Express Project near Interstate 35E in Dallas. (credit: CBSDFW.com)

Construction Noise On LBJ A Problem For Residents

As work continues on the LBJ Express Project – so does the noise. Now a number of homeowners are complaining that they can’t sleep, because loud jackhammers are being used at all hours of the night.

CBSDFW.COM–03/15/2013

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Dallas Plan Commissioners Tour Proposed Natural Gas Drilling Sites

Members of the Dallas Plan Commission boarded a convoy of tour vans, and headed to the L.B. Houston Golf and Sports Complex, to see for themselves proposed sites for natural gas drilling on city-owned land.

CBS 11–01/31/2013

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Protestors Oppose New Life For Dallas Fracking Project

Angry shouts disrupted a Dallas City Plan Commission meeting today when a controversial natural gas fracking project killed weeks ago was reintroduced.

CBS 11–01/10/2013

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

Fracking Study To Be Independently Reviewed

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.

07/25/2012

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Insurer Won’t Cover Gas Drill Fracking Exposure

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.

07/13/2012

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Fort Worth Could Lift Ban On Drilling Water Disposal In December

Just three days after Fort Worth extended its on five-year ban on burying gas drilling waste in the city, CBS11 has discovered the city could lift the ban by December.

10/28/2011

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

Fort Worth Votes Against Tightening Natural Gas Regulations

The City Council voted down an effort Tuesday to tighten laws on natural gas operations in Fort Worth.

10/26/2011

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Dallas Could Also Be Impacted By Joe Pool Dam Gas Drilling

After an initial report by CBS 11 Wednesday night about Grand Prairie’s concerns over drilling at Joe Pool Lake, we discovered the City of Dallas has also been notified.

09/08/2011

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