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Texas Lawmakers Propose Bills To Regulate Drilling Statewide

If you think gas wells are too close to homes and schools, wait until you hear how much closer they could be getting.

03/23/2015

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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

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Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

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Officials: Rules Changes Have Upped Fracking Water Recycling

Oil and gas drilling companies using hydraulic fracturing in Texas say they are recycling more water than ever before thanks to a change in state rules.

02/23/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.

02/16/2015

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Governor-Elect Abbott Goes One-On-One With CBS 11 News

Governor-elect Greg Abbott raised a lot of eyebrows when he criticized locally-approved ordinances such as Denton’s ban on fracking and Dallas’ ban on plastic bags — calling it the “Californication” of Texas.

CBS 11–01/14/2015

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Questions For Texas Earthquake Scientists — Why & Why Now?

Officials in Irving continue their search for what may be triggering the recent swarm of earthquakes dogging Dallas’ neighbor to the west.

CBS 11–01/07/2015

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11 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In 27 Hours

A series of earthquakes, three of them with a 3-point magnitude or greater, rocked North Texas Tuesday into early Wednesday, knocking items off walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally shattering nerves across the region.

01/06/2015

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Scientists Hope Seismograph Will Find Exact Location Of Irving Quakes

Somewhere in north Irving, Southern Methodist University is putting up a portable seismograph to try to nail down exactly where a spate of recent earthquakes is occurring.

CBS 11–01/05/2015

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2.6 Mag Earthquake Rattles Irving Wednesday Afternoon

According to the USGS, the 2.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 4:19 pm and was located between the area of Hwy 114 and Spur 482.

12/17/2014

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North Texas City That Banned Fracking Pushes Back In Court

The city of Denton has pushed back against lawsuits filed by oil interests and the Texas General Land Office against the fracking ban its voters approved last month.

12/01/2014

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