New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater ContaminationA new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.
Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint WaterThe drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.
Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban FrackingDenton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.
Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking PleaOutgoing Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has asked officials of a North Texas city to not support a grassroots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.
Study Shows Possible Link Between Drilling Wastewater And QuakesResearchers need more detail on the liquid injections themselves to absolutely prove the case.
Drought Has North Texas Golf Course Drilling For WaterAn Arlington golf course is taking it upon itself to tackle the water problems that have accompanied the North Texas drought. The decision was made to drill for water at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course.
Drilling May Have Drained Tarrant County LakeAn old quarry, turned lake, in Dalworthington Gardens isn’t big by any measure but residents say it’s always been deep.
Texas Seeing Deadly Side Effect To Fracking BoomBooming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways.
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.
New Tests Find More Methane In North Texas WaterThe 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.
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.
Dallas Council Passes Gas Drilling Ordinance With RestrictionsThe long and winding road of gas drilling in Dallas has reached its end. The city council voted on a new ordinance on gas drilling Wednesday.
Citizens Argue For, Against Dallas Fracking OrdinanceThe proposed Dallas ordinance is relatively restrictive and went through months of arguments with the Plan Commission. The biggest unresolved issues are the setbacks between wells or between wells and homes.
Fort Worth Sues Chesapeake Energy Over Natural Gas RoyaltiesThe City of Fort Worth is suing one of the companies it used to celebrate. In a lawsuit filed this week, Fort Worth claims Chesapeake Energy shorted the city millions of dollars in royalties from natural gas leases.
UTA Study Finds Contaminants In Ground Water Near Gas WellsHigh levels of contaminants, including arsenic are present, according to a University of Texas at Arlington study, in private water wells near gas operations.