Hydraulic Fracturing

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.
Texas Regulator Clears Oil & Gas Company Of Causing EarthquakesA state inquiry has found that an oil and gas company's disposal well operations likely did not cause a series of North Texas earthquakes.
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Denton Leaders Repeal Voter-Approved Fracking BanDenton leaders, the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, repealed the voter-approved measure early Wednesday, sounding a tone of capitulation to the state's powerful oil and gas interests after a seven-month battle.
Denton Rallies Against Overturn Of Anti-Fracking BillDenton 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.
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.
Texas Nixes Voter-Approved Denton Fracking BanThe 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.
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.
Texas Legislature OKs Rules Prohibiting City Fracking BansCities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.
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.