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

Homeowners: Fracking Happening 75 Yards From Front Doors

Some residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they’re taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.

CBSDFW.COM–02/04/2014

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City Council Approves $3.2 Million For Trinity River Cleanup

How much is scenic beauty worth? Can a price be put on it? The Dallas City Council has put a price of $3.2 million on the cleanup of one of its scenic gems — the Trinity River.

CBS 11–01/22/2014

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New Tests Find More Methane In North Texas Water

The Texas agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry says it’s opened a new investigation of allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water.

01/17/2014

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

Texas Among States With Complaints Of Contaminated Water From Drilling

Texas is among at least four states that have received complaints of well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling.

01/05/2014

The Handley power plant in Fort Worth.  (Photo credit Kent Chapline, KTVT/KTXA)

EPA: Texas Still No. 1 In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A federal report says pollution that contributes to man-made climate change declined 4.5 percent nationwide last year, but Texas still leads in carbon dioxide emissions.

10/23/2013

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Frisco Exide Plant Gone, But Pollution Concerns Linger

Newly-released city documents show problems extend beyond the shuttered plant and into recently-purchased land where Frisco is planning a large park, called Grand Park.

07/10/2013

Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study Links Increased Autism Risk With Air Pollution

Whether you’re in Dallas or Fort Worth, you’ve seen the haze. It’s worse in the summer and more noticeable when you’re looking at downtown buildings — but the dirty air may be more than an eyesore.

CBSDFW.COM–11/27/2012

An old tire floats in a river. (credit:  David McNew/Getty Images)

City Set To Approve Illegal Dumping Video Cameras

The City of Dallas is putting some new eyes on an old problem. The city council is set to buy three high-tech trailers to conduct video surveillance at several illegal dumpsites, especially those along the Trinity River.

CBS 11–09/24/2012

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EPA Adds 2 Texas Waste Sites To Superfund List

The Environmental Protection Agency is adding 12 hazardous waste sites to the list of most-contaminated places in the United States including two in the sate of Texas.

09/14/2012

Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Easy Ways To Keep North Texas Air Clean

DFW is one of the largest metro areas in the nation. That’s a lot of people polluting our skies. But there are simple things that North Texans can do to help keep the air clean.

07/06/2012

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Exide Plant In Frisco Will Likely Close This Year

CBS 11 News has learned that the controversial Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Frisco will close by the end of the year, in a tentative deal reached with the city.

05/31/2012

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Warm Weather Can Create Pollution Problems

The temperatures are starting to climb across North Texas, and with the warmer weather comes a potential for pollution problems.

04/26/2012

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