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.
Lawmakers OK Rules Stopping Fracking BansTexas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries.
Texas Legislature OKs Rules Prohibiting City Fracking BansCities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.
DFW Has The Most Expensive Gas PricesAAA Texas reported Thursday that Dallas and Fort Worth hold the spot for most expensive gasoline. Drivers in Beaumont boast the cheapest.
Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In USMore than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
Residents Say They Knew Azle Quakes Were Caused By Natural Gas DrillingTia Moen didn’t need Southern Methodist University experts to tell her what shook her two-story brick and stone home in Azle in the fall of 2013. She already knew.
Study Links Texas Quakes To Gas DrillingScientists from SMU and the U.S. Geological Survey have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.
State House OKs Bill To Prohibit Fracking BansCities and counties in Texas could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under an oil and gas industry-backed measure overwhelmingly approved by the State House.
Open Carry & Fracking Bills Back After DelayTwo of the Texas Legislature's most-watched bills are scheduled for debate and likely passage once again, three days after a technicality temporarily derailed them.
Technicality Delays Vote On Bill Banning Local Fracking BansA floor technicality has temporarily derailed a bill seeking to overturn a highly-publicized local ban on hydraulic fracturing approved by a college town near Dallas while ensuring that other communities don't follow suit.
This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets StampedThis week, a late comedian's likeness can't be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
Drilling Debate: Should Cities Decide?A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would limit cities' powers to determine where or even if drilling for oil and gas should be allowed.
Texas Lawmakers Propose Bills To Regulate Drilling StatewideIf you think gas wells are too close to homes and schools, wait until you hear how much closer they could be getting.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against FrackingThe move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.