Trump Administration Rescinding Rules For Oil, Gas DrillingPresident Donald Trump's administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas drilling practices on government lands, government officials announced Thursday.
Texas Lawmakers Champion Local Control, But Reign Over CitiesTexas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states' rights. But when cities have attempted to pass laws on issues state lawmakers have moved to quash those efforts.
U.S. Drilling States Issue Report On Handling Human-Induced EarthquakesA group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.
Denton May Reduce Distance Between Gas Wells & HomesThe vote by Denton City Council Tuesday night could allow gas wells to be placed closer than they already are to private homes.
Vantage Energy The First Company To Resume Fracking in DentonHydraulic fracturing (fracking) has resumed in the City of Denton. The natural gas drilling process is once again happening after a new state law made the city's ban illegal.
Texas Nixes Voter-Approved Denton Fracking BanThe City of Denton issued a statement Friday saying it can no longer enforce the fracking ban voters approved seven months ago, citing new state law that limits their power and voids the ban.
Fracking To Resume In Denton After Local Ban Nullified By StateThe city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.
Bill Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans Headed To The Governor's DeskMany of the city-imposed regulations concerning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other environmentally questionable natural gas drilling activities could become null and void if a bill now on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk is signed into law.
North Texas City That Banned Fracking Pushes Back In CourtThe city of Denton has pushed back against lawsuits filed by oil interests and the Texas General Land Office against the fracking ban its voters approved last month.
Denton Residents Get Ready For Fracking Legal BattlesThe City of Denton said there are already two lawsuits pending against the fracking ban and more are likely to follow.