oil and gas drilling
Fracking bills in Legislature fuel city-control debate
Dallas Morning News: It was standing room only at a House hearing on two bills that would restrict how cities can regulate oil and gas activities.
Trahan: To rule out oil and gas activity as earthquake cause is not credible
Dallas Morning News Op-Ed: Geologists have known since the 1960s that hazardous waste injection wells can and do cause earthquakes, and recent scientific research has shown that fracking itself can cause tremors as well.
Suit seeks EPA decision on oil field chemical disclosure
Houston Chronicle: Environmentalists filed a lawsuit to force federal regulators to decide whether they should require companies to disclose the toxic chemicals released during oil exploration and production.
Dallas finally passes strict gas drilling rules after years of debate
CultureMap Dallas: It’s been a long road for Dallas gas drilling opponents and proponents alike. The Dallas City Council has approved a new gas drilling ordinance that is among the strictest in the nation.
Plan to drill for gas in Dallas goes down to defeat
Dallas Morning News: Concerns about earthquakes, water and air pollution and noise have only intensified since Dallas first leased its land to Trinity East in 2008.
Trinity East Energy threatens to sue environmentalists over statements about failed well casing in Irving
Processing plant becomes focus in Dallas’ gas well debate
Dallas Morning News: The furor over the possible construction of a gas-processing plant and compressor station so near a big complex for young athletes and their families has placed words against words.
Environmentalists wary of potential natural-gas drilling plans in Dallas
Dallas Morning News: The inclusion of park land and environmentally sensitive flood plains in potential drilling plans has set up another round in a two-year fight over how tough the city will be on gas drilling.