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Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.

09/15/2014

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

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Grapevine Development Hinges On Groundwater Usage

A proposed restaurant and retail development in Grapevine is set to get a moment of truth Tuesday night to see if some contaminated groundwater will keep it from further developing the property.

05/01/2012

Water flows from a bathroom tap. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas Court Says Landowners Also Own Groundwater

In a landmark ruling, the Texas Supreme Court said that landowners have an ownership interest in the water underneath their land.

02/24/2012

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

A photo within the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas. (credit: Groundwork Dallas)

The Best-Kept Secret In Texas… The Great Trinity Forest

Did you know the Great Trinity Forest, in southern Dallas, is the largest, urban, Hardwood Bottomland Forest in North America? Most people don’t. Spring flooding from the nearby Trinity River created the forest decades ago.

07/19/2011

The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

State House Passes Bill Giving Landowners Groundwater

The Texas House formalized a landowner’s full ownership of any groundwater below their land.

05/24/2011