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State House OKs Bill To Prohibit Fracking Bans

Cities and counties in Texas could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under an oil and gas industry-backed measure overwhelmingly approved by the State House.

04/17/2015

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Open Carry & Fracking Bills Back After Delay

Two of the Texas Legislature’s most-watched bills are scheduled for debate and likely passage once again, three days after a technicality temporarily derailed them.

04/17/2015

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Technicality Delays Vote On Bill Banning Local Fracking Bans

A floor technicality has temporarily derailed a bill seeking to overturn a highly-publicized local ban on hydraulic fracturing approved by a college town near Dallas while ensuring that other communities don’t follow suit.

04/14/2015

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This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets Stamped

This week, a late comedian’s likeness can’t be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.

04/10/2015

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Drilling Debate: Should Cities Decide?

A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would limit cities’ powers to determine where or even if drilling for oil and gas should be allowed.

04/09/2015

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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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