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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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Questions For Texas Earthquake Scientists — Why & Why Now?

Officials in Irving continue their search for what may be triggering the recent swarm of earthquakes dogging Dallas’ neighbor to the west.

CBS 11–01/07/2015

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11 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In 27 Hours

A series of earthquakes, three of them with a 3-point magnitude or greater, rocked North Texas Tuesday into early Wednesday, knocking items off walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally shattering nerves across the region.

01/06/2015

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Scientists Hope Seismograph Will Find Exact Location Of Irving Quakes

Somewhere in north Irving, Southern Methodist University is putting up a portable seismograph to try to nail down exactly where a spate of recent earthquakes is occurring.

CBS 11–01/05/2015

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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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