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Dallas May Have Banned Hydraulic Fracturing

Dallas May Have Banned Hydraulic Fracturing
The Dallas City Council voted Wednesday to require any gas wells to be placed at least 1,500 feet from homes, a move that the gas industry says might as well be a ban on drilling. Combined with the fact that the council would still have to approve any …
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Dallas adopts strict drilling rules for its slice of Barnett Shale
The City Council voted 9-6 to approve the setback and other restrictions, including disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, sampling of air and water before drilling starts, and restricting compressor stations to industrial areas. Some …
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Back Off: 12 Energy State Governors Tell Feds On Hydraulic Fracturing Regs
The Democratic governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, was one of 12 governors who signed an open letter calling on federal policy makers to leave regulation of oil and gas drilling to the states. (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Signaling concern that sweeping …
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