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A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Waterless Fracking Method Targets Natural Gas Industry’s Gaze

As debates over hydraulic fracturing wage on, a Canadian company has developed a way to frack without using millions of gallons of water. GasFrac uses a propane gel instead of the treasured natural substance. Now the obstacle is getting the industry on board.

01/12/2012

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Texas Fracking Disclosure To Start in February

Rules requiring disclosure of many chemicals used in the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing will take effect in Texas in February, oil and gas regulators decided on Tuesday.

12/13/2011

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EPA Eyes Link Between Fracking & Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking — a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells — may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.

12/08/2011

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Corps Of Engineers: Dam Letter Got Grand Prairie’s Attention

Riding across the lake to the Joe Pool Dam, Major Andrew Liffring with the Army Corps of Engineers found no reason to fear that it could suddenly give way. “It looks fine to me.”

09/14/2011

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Dallas Could Also Be Impacted By Joe Pool Dam Gas Drilling

After an initial report by CBS 11 Wednesday night about Grand Prairie’s concerns over drilling at Joe Pool Lake, we discovered the City of Dallas has also been notified.

09/08/2011

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

UTA Researchers Accepting Well Water Samples For Fracking Study

Some North Texas researchers hope to become the first to figure out if the controversial hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” process is to blame for chemicals in well water.

06/02/2011

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Fracking: The Music Video

The debate over fracking is taking a musical turn.

05/13/2011

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House Approves Requirement To Disclose Well Fluids

Texas lawmakers have approved a bill that would be the first law in the nation to require drilling companies to publicly disclose the contents of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing.

CBSDFW.COM–05/11/2011

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Duke Study: Methane May Leak Into Drinking Water Near Gas Wells

On Monday, 15 Dish residents watched their tiny city become the first to ask the state to force gas producers to cut air emissions.

CBSDFW.COM–05/10/2011

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Texas Could Become First To Disclose Fracking Fluids

A legislative committee is considering a bill that would make Texas the first state to demand gas drillers make public the chemicals they use to shatter and permeate thick rock formations.

03/28/2011

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Wise County Family Sues Over Natural Gas ‘Fracking’

A Wise County family claims natural gas drilling has ruined their home, health, and their lives… and now they’re suing.

CBSDFW.COM–03/08/2011

File image of a natural gas well drilling rig. (credit: Getty Images/Michael Smith)

North Texas Residents Lawsuits Claim Gas Drilling Contaminated Water

Five Residents who live near natural gas drilling sites have filed two lawsuits against three energy companies, accusing them of contaminating their drinking water with chemicals.

CBSDFW.COM–12/15/2010

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