“Frack Free Denton” collected nearly 2000 signatures on its proposed ordinance to ban the technique used to drill for natural gas.
In a four-month investigation, the I-Team has found few, if any, laws that govern how old drilling sites can be used in the future.
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.
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.
Air samples taken near a gas well in Denton showed increased levels of benzene and other chemicals, according to data released by the Denton Drilling Awareness Group.
A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets.
A fracking related lawsuit has led to a multi-million dollar award for a Wise County family.
The ground is still shaking in northern Parker and Tarrant County. A system of seismic monitors is still picking up small movements.
America’s plan to use more natural gas may not go as smoothly as expected. There’s plenty of natural gas in the ground, everyone seems to agree. But the harsh weather this winter shows there are obstacles to producing it, and more pipelines have to be built.
A citizens group in Denton announced plans Tuesday to try to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
Many Denton residents are fighting back against gas wells, which they say have crept closer than anyone ever expected to their homes.
Some residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they’re taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.