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.
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.
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.
This week, a late comedian’s likeness can’t be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
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.
If you think gas wells are too close to homes and schools, wait until you hear how much closer they could be getting.
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.
The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
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.
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.
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.
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.