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Earthquake Strikes Near Farmers Branch

The USGS confirms that a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck at 1:14 p.m. centered three miles SSW of Farmers Branch.

05/18/2015

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Cops Remove Students As Gov. Abbott Gives Speech

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.

05/17/2015

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Historic Earthquakes Spur Action Over Fracking

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.

05/09/2015

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Bill Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans Headed To The Governor’s Desk

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/05/2015

File photo of gas well drilling site (Photo Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers OK Rules Stopping Fracking Bans

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.

05/05/2015

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Texas Legislature OKs Rules Prohibiting City Fracking Bans

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.

05/04/2015

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DFW Has The Most Expensive Gas Prices

AAA Texas reported Thursday that Dallas and Fort Worth hold the spot for most expensive gasoline. Drivers in Beaumont boast the cheapest.

04/30/2015

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Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In US

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.

04/23/2015

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Residents Say They Knew Azle Quakes Were Caused By Natural Gas Drilling

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.

CBS 11–04/21/2015

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Study Links Texas Quakes To Gas Drilling

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.

04/21/2015

File photo of gas well drilling site (Photo Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

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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