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Texas Governor Prohibits Cities And Towns From Banning Fracking

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON May 18 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling pr...

In Texas Oil Town, Early Signs Of Economic Strain As Drilling Slows

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - Sales tax receipts in the thriving oil town of Midland, Texas, fell this month, on...

Texas Town Passes Ban On Fracking

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton on Tuesday...

Texas Family Wins $3 Million Judgement Against Fracking Company

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

A Texas jury has awarded $2.925 million to a family that filed suit after their air and drinking water were contaminated by an oil and gas company, a ...

Study Finds High Levels Of Arsenic In Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

Posted 08.09.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Theodoric Meyer reports: A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of ar...

Obama EPA Shut Down Weatherford, TX Shale Gas Water Contamination Study

Steve Horn | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) censored a smoking gun scientific report in March that would have explicitly linked methane migration in groundwater to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in Texas.

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 ...

Joanna Zelman

Texas Mayor Flees Town Fearing 'Fracking' Effects On Family's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fearing for his children's health, Mayor Calvin Tillman is leaving behind his government position and getting out of Dodge... or rather, Dish. Dis...