Northern Oklahoma Rocked By 4.3 Magnitude EarthquakeOfficials with the U.S. Geological Survey say a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck extreme northern Oklahoma late Monday and was widely felt throughout parts of Kansas.
Texas Lawmakers Champion Local Control, But Reign Over CitiesTexas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states' rights. But when cities have attempted to pass laws on issues state lawmakers have moved to quash those efforts.
New Study Underway To Examine Texas Earthquake IncreaseA program to study the recent increase in earthquakes in Texas is getting underway. The TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program is being overseen by the University of Texas and bankrolled with $4.5 million.
U.S. Drilling States Issue Report On Handling Human-Induced EarthquakesA group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.
Denton May Reduce Distance Between Gas Wells & HomesThe vote by Denton City Council Tuesday night could allow gas wells to be placed closer than they already are to private homes.
Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More QuakesThe more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.
Denton Leaders Repeal Voter-Approved Fracking BanDenton leaders, the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, repealed the voter-approved measure early Wednesday, sounding a tone of capitulation to the state's powerful oil and gas interests after a seven-month battle.
Vantage Energy The First Company To Resume Fracking in DentonHydraulic fracturing (fracking) has resumed in the City of Denton. The natural gas drilling process is once again happening after a new state law made the city's ban illegal.
Bill Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans Headed To The Governor's DeskMany of the city-imposed regulations concerning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other environmentally questionable natural gas drilling activities could become null and void if a bill now on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk is signed into law.
Residents Say They Knew Azle Quakes Were Caused By Natural Gas DrillingTia Moen didn’t need Southern Methodist University experts to tell her what shook her two-story brick and stone home in Azle in the fall of 2013. She already knew.
Officials: Rules Changes Have Upped Fracking Water RecyclingOil and gas drilling companies using hydraulic fracturing in Texas say they are recycling more water than ever before thanks to a change in state rules.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.