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

State Rep.: Fracking Loophole “Big Enough To Drive A Mack Truck Through”

A new study says Texas oil and natural gas companies are claiming trade-secret exemptions to keep from revealing the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”.

CBSDFW.COM–12/03/2012

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Credibility Of UT Fracking Study & Review Panel Questioned

First, the scientific credibility of a recent University of Texas study on fracking was questioned. Now, there are concerns centered on the special panel convened to review the study’s findings.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2012

Workers lay the pipes of a gas pipeline. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurer Won’t Cover Gas Drill Fracking Exposure

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.

07/13/2012

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Gas Under Cemeteries Raises Money, Moral Questions

Deep underground, locked in ancient shale formations, are lucrative quantities of natural gas. Whether to drill for that gas is causing soul-searching at cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, churches and residential backyards.

07/02/2012

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

2 Oil & Gas Groups Sue Over New Arlington Fee

In a story first heard on KRLD NewsRadio 1080, the City of Arlington is named in a lawsuit filed by two oil and natural gas industry groups. The suit centers a change in city fire code that imposes a $2,400 fee on every oil and gas well.

05/07/2012

A quality control technician for Halliburton Energy Services Company, checks the levels of chemicals that are used in completing  a natural gas well.

EPA Backs Down From Fracking Contamination Order

Range Resources was accused of contaminating water with benzene, methane and other toxic gases through a drilling method called hydraulic fracturing.

03/30/2012

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

Dallas Groups Question Drilling Task Force Recommendations

Community and environmental groups in Dallas are banding together to oppose the recommendations of the city’s natural gas drilling task force.

03/22/2012

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

Arlington Imposing $2,500 Fee On Gas Drilling Companies

Gas companies that drill in Arlington will now have to pay the city a $2,500 fee, per well, every year. The money will go toward properly preparing and training firefighters.

03/07/2012

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

Study: No Link Between Fracking & Contamination

A University of Texas study says there’s no direct link between groundwater contamination and a controversial process to extract oil and gas known as fracking.

02/17/2012

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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

A drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010 near Ray, North Dakota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Lewisville ISD Considering Preemptive Gas Drilling Move

While the Lewisville School Board doesn’t want gas wells near schools in the district, the board will vote on a backup plan Monday night.

11/14/2011

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Salt Water Disposal Well Fire In Wise County

The North Texas weather may have been the cause of a massive fire in Wise County. At around 8:30 Tuesday morning a lightning strike is suspected of starting a fire at a salt water disposal well.

11/08/2011

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