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Dallas Anti-Drilling Group ‘Don’t Frack Our Fairway’

The focus of this weekend is supposed to be a grand re-opening celebration for a popular City-operated golf course in Dallas. But instead, the event has turned into the staging area for gas drilling protestors.

10/26/2012

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Irving Residents Quickly Point Finger At Fracking For Quakes

While the City of Irving received no official reports of damage from a magnitude 3.4 earthquake over the weekend, residents who live around the epicenter have started to notice some minor things out of the ordinary

10/01/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fracking Study To Be Independently Reviewed

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.

07/25/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Government Sets New Fracking Disclosure Rules

The Obama administration said Friday it will require companies drilling for natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

05/04/2012

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Fracking Website Bringing Disclosures Into Focus

Gas producers in North Texas are now required to publicly disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, and the amount of water they use to do it.

02/01/2012

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Exploratory Fracking Now Underway In Colleyville

The noise of nearby generators was an unwelcome visitor this morning to those who live on Monroe Court in Colleyville.

01/31/2012

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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