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Denton May Reduce Distance Between Gas Wells & Homes

The vote by Denton City Council Tuesday night could allow gas wells to be placed closer than they already are to private homes.

CBS 11–07/28/2015

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Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More Quakes

The 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.

06/18/2015

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Denton Leaders Repeal Voter-Approved Fracking Ban

Denton leaders, the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, repealed the voter-approved measure early Wednesday, sounding a tone of capitulation to the state’s powerful oil and gas interests after a seven-month battle.

06/17/2015

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Denton Rallies Against Overturn Of Anti-Fracking Bill

Denton residents rallied amid the passage of a bill that overturned a vote to ban fracking. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the law that would prevent cities from banning the drilling practice.

05/31/2015

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Vantage Energy The First Company To Resume Fracking in Denton

Hydraulic 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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/28/2015

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Texas Nixes Voter-Approved Denton Fracking Ban

The City of Denton issued a statement Friday saying it can no longer enforce the fracking ban voters approved seven months ago, citing new state law that limits their power and voids the ban.

05/23/2015

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Bill Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans Headed To The Governor’s Desk

Many 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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/05/2015

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Texas Legislature OKs Rules Prohibiting City Fracking Bans

Cities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.

05/04/2015

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Officials: Rules Changes Have Upped Fracking Water Recycling

Oil 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.

02/23/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats 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.

02/16/2015

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Residents Pack Irving City Hall For Earthquake Meeting

You might say the recent North Texas earthquakes have shaken officials into action. The four earthquakes that rumbled under the city of Irving Tuesday sent an overflow crowd in search of answers.

CBSDFW.COM–01/20/2015

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Governor-Elect Abbott Goes One-On-One With CBS 11 News

Governor-elect Greg Abbott raised a lot of eyebrows when he criticized locally-approved ordinances such as Denton’s ban on fracking and Dallas’ ban on plastic bags — calling it the “Californication” of Texas.

CBS 11–01/14/2015

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