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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.

Kate Sheppard

Texas Oil And Gas Regulator Suggests 'Out Of State Sources' Could Be Behind City's Fracking Ban | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

The head of the Texas Railroad Commission, the agency that regulates oil and gas operations in the state, is fighting to stop a proposed ban on fracki...

Texas Republican Floats 'Independent Nation' Idea

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Texas attorney general says the Lone Star State's energy production practices have helped position Texas to be an "independ...

Texas Official Retweets Noose Picture With Senators' Names

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The chief oil and gas regulator in Texas tweeted a photo of a noose along with the names of the 16 Republican United States senators who voted to open...

Rick Perry Names Tea Party Activist To State's Top Education Post

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

Tea party activist Michael Williams, former chair of the Texas Railroad Commission, has been named the new commissioner of the Texas Education Agency ...

Jason Linkins

Campaign Ad Delivers On Promise Of Urination | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Zeke Miller gifts the internet with this latest campaign ad treat, from Roland Sledge, a Republican running for Texas Railroad Commissioner, which is ...

Perry Backers Won Approval For Questionable Project Despite Strenuous Objections

Austin American-Statesman | R.G. Ratcliffe | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

State environmental regulators appointed by Gov. Rick Perry issued a permit in January for a Houston-area industrial waste injection well to a company...