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Hundreds Expected At Meeting To Decide Fracking In Denton

The City of Denton will draw statewide attention Tuesday as it considers a petition to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking. If approved, the ban could have a ripple effect not only in the state but across the nation.

CBSDFW.COM–07/14/2014

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Is North Texas Gas Well Putting Cancer-Causing Chemicals In The Air?

One side calls it “bad air.” The other calls it bad science. An energy company is responding to a claim that one of its Denton County gas wells could be putting cancer-causing chemicals into the air.

CBS 11–05/01/2014

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

Major Oil & Gas Firm To List Drilling Chemicals

A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets.

04/24/2014

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Natural Gas Industry Struggles To Keep Promises

America’s plan to use more natural gas may not go as smoothly as expected. There’s plenty of natural gas in the ground, everyone seems to agree. But the harsh weather this winter shows there are obstacles to producing it, and more pipelines have to be built.

03/10/2014

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Arlington Council Considers 2nd Collins Gas Well Permit

A proposal to add a second natural gas well on a site in south Arlington is expected to hear from protestors at city hall tonight.

CBSDFW.COM–02/05/2013

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

Hollywood Faces Fracking In ‘Promised Land’

The new movie “Promised Land” digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that’s generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy over its possible impact on the environment and human health.

01/02/2013

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 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

North Texas Mayors Broker Deal To Move Gas Well

The mayors of Grapevine and Southlake have apparently brokered a deal that will keep proposed gas wells away from Grapevine High School.  

08/26/2010

Study Clears Up Air Quality Around Gas Wells

A new study seems to clear the air about air quality around north Texas natural gas wells. 

07/14/2010