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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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Drilling Permits Still Being Issued In Denton

“It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s,” said Texas Railroad Commission chairwoman Christi Craddick, in response to the city’s fracking ban approved by voters this week.

11/07/2014

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TXOGA Sues To Stop Denton Fracking Ban

The Texas Oil & Gas Association filed a lawsuit in district court on Wednesday morning asking the a judge to stop the state’s first ban on fracking, passed by voters in Denton.

11/05/2014

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Denton Voters Approve Proposal To Ban Fracking

Voters in Denton have approved a proposal to ban fracking for oil and gas, making it the first city in Texas to do so.

11/04/2014

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Fracking Ban Vote Looms Over Denton Election

Tensions are mounting as big oil and gas companies and anti-fracking activists try to sway voters ahead of a Tuesday referendum that would make Denton the first Texas city to ban the drilling practice.

10/31/2014

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Emotions Running High Over Denton Fracking Ban Vote

Bobby Jones and his family have owned 82 acres in Denton for decades. Now, he worries if voters approve a ban on fracking in the city, the mineral rights they lease will dry up.

CBS 11–10/29/2014

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Arlington To Allow More Gas Drilling

Arlington has allowed plans to go forward for more natural gas drilling despite two recent small earthquakes in the area.

10/28/2014

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Texas Amends Waste Disposal Rules For Fracking

The Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.

10/28/2014

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Houston Drilling Company Baker Hughes To Disclose Fracking Chemicals

Environmental 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.

10/01/2014

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City Of Denton Sued Over Fracking Moratorium

A group of mineral royalty owners has sued the city of Denton over its temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, claiming the ban violates property rights.

09/30/2014

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New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater Contamination

A new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.

CBS 11–09/15/2014

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