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Protestors Oppose New Life For Dallas Fracking Project

Angry shouts disrupted a Dallas City Plan Commission meeting today when a controversial natural gas fracking project killed weeks ago was reintroduced.

CBS 11–01/10/2013

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hollywood Faces Fracking In ‘Promised Land’

The new movie “Promised Land” digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that’s generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy over its possible impact on the environment and human health.

01/02/2013

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

State Rep.: Fracking Loophole “Big Enough To Drive A Mack Truck Through”

A new study says Texas oil and natural gas companies are claiming trade-secret exemptions to keep from revealing the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”.

CBSDFW.COM–12/03/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fracking Will Help North Texas Lead The Way In American Oil Boom

Local experts say in just a few short years, the United States will produce more oil than Saudi Arabia. But, some of the technological advances that boost production are often controversial in our communities– for example: fracking.

CBS 11–11/14/2012

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Credibility Of UT Fracking Study & Review Panel Questioned

First, the scientific credibility of a recent University of Texas study on fracking was questioned. Now, there are concerns centered on the special panel convened to review the study’s findings.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fracking Study To Be Independently Reviewed

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.

07/25/2012

Workers lay the pipes of a gas pipeline. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurer Won’t Cover Gas Drill Fracking Exposure

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.

07/13/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Government Sets New Fracking Disclosure Rules

The Obama administration said Friday it will require companies drilling for natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

05/04/2012

A quality control technician for Halliburton Energy Services Company, checks the levels of chemicals that are used in completing  a natural gas well.

EPA Backs Down From Fracking Contamination Order

Range Resources was accused of contaminating water with benzene, methane and other toxic gases through a drilling method called hydraulic fracturing.

03/30/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Audit Says Fracking Gas Lines Lack Oversight

Government auditors say federal officials know nothing about the miles of pipelines that carry natural gas released through fracking.

03/23/2012

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Dallas Groups Question Drilling Task Force Recommendations

Community and environmental groups in Dallas are banding together to oppose the recommendations of the city’s natural gas drilling task force.

03/22/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study: No Link Between Fracking & Contamination

A University of Texas study says there’s no direct link between groundwater contamination and a controversial process to extract oil and gas known as fracking.

02/17/2012

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