If you think gas wells are too close to homes and schools, wait until you hear how much closer they could be getting.
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.
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.
A North Texas community that sits on what’s believed to hold one of the biggest natural gas reserves in the U.S. may become the first city in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing.
In a four-month investigation, the I-Team has found few, if any, laws that govern how old drilling sites can be used in the future.
Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation’s roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways.
A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets.
Mansfield city leaders have moved one step closer to passing new gas drilling restrictions.
Some residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they’re taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.
A key Texas agency announced Tuesday it is hiring a seismologist, part of an effort to tackle a sudden increase in earthquakes in areas with significant oil and gas drilling activities.
An investigation has found the U.S. environmental agency was right in 2010 to immediately halt North Texas residents from using water contaminated by explosive methane.
The long and winding road of gas drilling in Dallas has reached its end. The city council voted on a new ordinance on gas drilling Wednesday.