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Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban Fracking

Denton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.

CBS 11–07/12/2014

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Texas Geologist: Can’t Tie Water Contamination To Gas Drilling

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood’s water supply has increased in recent years, but the state’s oil and gas regulator says it can’t link the methane to drilling activity nearby,

05/28/2014

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Could Dallas Have Gotten A Better Atmos Deal By Appealing?

Dallas negotiated a proposed Atmos Energy rate hike down some $3 million. But did the city get a better deal by negotiating, than it would have by appealing to the Railroad Commission of Texas?

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2014

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Dallas Officials Decide Not To Enter Atmos Rate Hike Fight

Bucking the trend of other North Texas cities, on Wednesday the Dallas City Council agreed to a rate hike with Atmos Energy — the natural gas supplier. It would boost the average residential bill by $2.08 a month, businesses by roughly $6.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

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Texas Lawmakers Hold First Earthquake Hearing

The new seismologist for the Railroad Commission of Texas hopes to know within a year what’s causing hundreds of earthquakes in Parker and Tarrant counties.

CBS 11–05/12/2014

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North Texans Wondering About Cause Of Recent Quakes

Around the small town of Azle all the talk on Wednesday centered around the recent earthquakes. Eleven earthquakes have now rattled Parker County — and that’s just in the last 15 days.

CBS 11–11/20/2013

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Alleged Violations Against Atmos Energy After Gainesville Explosion

Last January, Rick Trammell watched the Gainesville house he and his family owned for 20 years explode into a ball of flames. Now, the Railroad Commission of Texas sent Atmos Energy, which operated the natural gas line in question, a letter outlining alleged violations.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

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Texas Railroad Commission May Get New Name

What is 120 years old, has nothing to do with trains, planes or automobiles and oversees a chunk of the nation’s oil and gas activities? The Railroad Commission of Texas — of course. And now the agency is again trying to get its name changed.

CBSDFW.COM–01/12/2011