The city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.
Gov. 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.
The USGS confirms that a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck at 1:14 p.m. centered three miles SSW of Farmers Branch.
Police escorted about a dozen protesters from the audience as Gov. Greg Abbott began his commencement address to graduates at the University of North Texas.
Thursday’s 4.0 magnitude quake near Johnson County has reinvigorated the fracking debate; the Texas Railroad Commission is requiring operators of five disposal wells to perform a series of tests.
Many of the city-imposed regulations concerning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other environmentally questionable natural gas drilling activities could become null and void if a bill now on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk is signed into law.
Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries.
Cities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.
AAA Texas reported Thursday that Dallas and Fort Worth hold the spot for most expensive gasoline. Drivers in Beaumont boast the cheapest.
More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
Tia Moen didn’t need Southern Methodist University experts to tell her what shook her two-story brick and stone home in Azle in the fall of 2013. She already knew.
Scientists from SMU and the U.S. Geological Survey have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.