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.
Natural Gas Tops Coal As U.S. Electricity SourceNatural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this year, a milestone that has been in the making for years.
Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More QuakesThe more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.
Report: Fracking Linked To Low Birth Weight BabiesA new report suggests that living near multiple hydraulic fracturing sites may effect the birth weight of newborns.
EPA: No Widespread Harm To Drinking Water From FrackingHydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report.
Fate Of Denton's Fracking Ban Still UndecidedCity leaders late Tuesday night had still not made a decision on whether or not to throw out Denton's fracking ban after Gov. Greg Abbott effectively overturned it.
Denton Considers Repealing Unenforceable Fracking BanThe Denton city council will consider repealing its fracking ban Tuesday evening now that a new Texas law makes the ban unenforceable.
Denton Rallies Against Overturn Of Anti-Fracking BillDenton residents rallied amid the passage of a bill that overturned a vote to ban fracking. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the law that would prevent cities from banning the drilling practice.
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.
Gov. Abbott Signs Law Banning Cities From Fracking, Drilling BansGov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.
Earthquake Strikes Near Farmers BranchThe USGS confirms that a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck at 1:14 p.m. centered three miles SSW of Farmers Branch.
Cops Remove Students As Gov. Abbott Gives SpeechPolice escorted about a dozen protesters from the audience as Gov. Greg Abbott began his commencement address to graduates at the University of North Texas.
Historic Earthquakes Spur Action Over FrackingThursday's 4.0 magnitude quake near Johnson County has reinvigorated the fracking debate; the Texas Railroad Commission is requiring operators of five disposal wells to perform a series of tests.