Homeowners: Fracking Happening 75 Yards From Front DoorsSome residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they're taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.
Earthquakes Lead Texas Agency To Hire SeismologistA key Texas agency announced Tuesday it is hiring a seismologist, part of an effort to tackle a sudden increase in earthquakes in areas with significant oil and gas drilling activities.
EPA Probe Demands More Texas Water TestingAn investigation has found the U.S. environmental agency was right in 2010 to immediately halt North Texas residents from using water contaminated by explosive methane.
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.
North Texans Wondering About Cause Of Recent QuakesAround 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.
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.
Dallas City Council Nixes Gas Drilling On ParklandAfter years of back-and-forth negotiations, the issues of erecting natural gas wells and compressors in the city of Dallas failed late Wednesday afternoon at Dallas City Hall.
Dallas City Council To Vote On Gas Drilling SiteThe debate over natural gas drilling is heating up again on Wednesday. The Dallas City Council is expected to vote on whether or not to give one company the green light to start drilling.
City Of Dallas Debates Gas Drilling Site DistanceThe city of Dallas is now debating just how close gas drilling sites should be allowed to homes, schools, and businesses.
Dallas Proposes Tighter Gas Drilling RestrictionsThe Dallas Plan Commission came to a surprise conclusion to possibly tighten regulations.
Dallas Debates Drilling, As Drilling Takes PlaceDallas gas reserves are being produced while the Dallas City Council debates gas drilling on its land. This situation highlights the complexities of horizontal drilling.
Gas Drilling Royalties Transform LivesPrivate landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.
EPA Changed Course On Texas Fracking Danger After Oil Company ProtestWhen a North Texas man reported that his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.
Natural Gas Abundance No Longer A PositiveWe may have too much of a good thing when it comes to natural gas. Texas produced $1.5 billion worth of natural gas in September. That's down 40 percent from last year.
Texas Names New Railroad Commission DirectorThe Texas Railroad Commission has announced a member of Gov. Rick Perry's staff will be the new executive director of the agency that oversees most permitting for oil and gas drilling in the state.