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Health Worries Pervade North Texas Fracking Zone

Center for Public Integrity | Jamie Smith Hopkins | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. DALLAS...

Environmental Groups File Motion to Intervene in Defense of Denton Fracking Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust days after attorneys representing Denton, Texas submitted their initial responses to two legal complaints filed again...

First Texas City to Ban Fracking Cites 'Public Nuisance' in Lawsuit Response

Steve Horn | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Attorneys representing Denton, Texas, the first city to ban hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in state history, have issued rebuttals to the two lawsuits filed against Denton the day after the fracking ban was endorsed by voters on election day.

Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

Steve Horn | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight oil fields throughout the U.S., Post Carbon concludes that the future of fracking is not nearly as bright as industry cheerleaders suggest.

Did Wastewater Injection Lead To The Dallas Earthquakes?

Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

By Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer: Three unusual earthquakes that shook a suburb west of Dallas over the weekend appear to be ...

Deepening Doubts About Fracked Shale Gas Wells' Long Term Prospects

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The oil and gas industry has propagated a vision that fracking unleashes vast amounts of gas which then flows relatively steadily for decades. But a growing mountain of evidence suggests that nothing could be further from the truth.

Fracking Linked To Scores Of Quakes In New Study

Posted 08.07.2012 | Green

By Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Earthquakes triggered by fluids injected deep underground, such as during the controversial pr...

Gas Industry Spin Can't Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

Paul Gallay | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fracking and its impact on public health, in particular our children's health, is a serious issue that calls for swift action -- action that the gas industry repeatedly tries to block.

As Stocks Gyrate the Oil Patch and Their Casino Cronies Continue to Strangle the Economy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The formation of oil prices in this day and age is a farce, having little and ever less to do with the market disciplines of supply and demand.

Swimming in Natural Gas

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

Just a few years ago energy experts were writing natural gas off. Now, it's almost as if divine intervention has occurred. We're swimming in it.