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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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Denton First Texas City To Ban Fracking?

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.

07/15/2014

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. And if homes or schools are nearby, no one has to tell the occupants. (credit: CBS 11 News)

North Texans Living Next To Old Wells: “I’m a Little Shocked…”

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.

05/06/2014

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Texas Seeing Deadly Side Effect To Fracking Boom

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.

05/05/2014

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

Major Oil & Gas Firm To List Drilling Chemicals

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.

04/24/2014

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Mansfield Moves Toward Gas Drilling Limits

Mansfield city leaders have moved one step closer to passing new gas drilling restrictions.

CBS 11–02/25/2014

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Homeowners: Fracking Happening 75 Yards From Front Doors

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/04/2014

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Earthquakes Lead Texas Agency To Hire Seismologist

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.

01/07/2014

Wastewater creates white foam as it is discharged into a river. (credit: Getty Images/China Photos)

EPA Probe Demands More Texas Water Testing

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.

12/24/2013

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Dallas Council Passes Gas Drilling Ordinance With Restrictions

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.

CBS 11–12/11/2013

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North Texans Wondering About Cause Of Recent Quakes

Around the small town of Azle all the talk on Wednesday centered around the recent earthquakes. Eleven earthquakes have now rattled Parker County — and that’s just in the last 15 days.

CBS 11–11/20/2013

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