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Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash

Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/25/denton-fracking-ban-could-spur-wider-legal-clash/ DENTON — Debbie Ingram understands the importance of Texas’ oil and gas industry, and she enjoys the look of a lit-up drilling rig rising…

New study shows rate of groundwater decline slowing in Texas

New study shows rate of groundwater decline slowing in Texas

By Dylan Baddour StateImpact Texas Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have published the first long-term statewide survey of Texas groundwater. According to the study, statewide median groundwater levels fell by about 70 feet, or…

Is the oil boom helping prices at the pump?

Is the oil boom helping prices at the pump?

During this year’s summer driving season, regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $3.66/gallon, 8 cents higher than last year › By Mose Buchele StateImpact Texas Texas is getting…

Dow Chemical’s water woes with Brazos signal trouble

Dow Chemical’s water woes with Brazos signal trouble

By Neena Satija Texas Tribune When Dow Chemical, one of the largest manufacturers of chemicals and plastics in the world, announced a multibillion-dollar expansion on Texas’ Gulf Coast last summer,…

What will hundreds of water tests reveal about drilling in Texas?

What will hundreds of water tests reveal about drilling in Texas?

By Dave Fehling StateImpact Texas http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/06/17/what-will-550-water-samples-reveal-about-drilling-in-texas/ “In Texas, I don’t think there’s anybody else doing quite what we’re doing,” says research scientist Kevin Schug. What Schug is doing can be…

Friends of the Brazos sets meeting for June 21, provides update on river levels

Friends of the Brazos sets meeting for June 21, provides update on river levels

  Special to the Current The next annual meeting of the nonprofit Friends of the Brazos will be held at Mary Lee Lilly’s house (1347 CR 401 in Nemo on…

Rainwater harvesting ‘soaking in’ as way to conserve Texas water resources

Rainwater harvesting ‘soaking in’ as way to conserve Texas water resources

By Paul Schattenberg Texas AgriLife Today COLLEGE STATION — After a long dry period, many parts of the state have finally received some badly needed rain, and those with rainwater…

It’s Aggie vs. Aggie on the science of climate change

It’s Aggie vs. Aggie on the science of climate change

By Terrence Henry StateImpact Texas http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/05/12/its-aggie-vs-aggie-on-the-science-of-climate-change/ A massive new report on climate change got a lot of attention this past week. Its message? Climate change is already happening and having an impact,…

Mayors: Texas must act faster on earthquake study

Mayors: Texas must act faster on earthquake study

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/05/12/mayors-say-texas-slow-act-earthquakes/ More than six months after a series of earthquakes surprised parts of North Texas, the mayors of two shaken-up towns say that the state has…

Lawsuit highlights concern over air quality and shale drilling

Lawsuit highlights concern over air quality and shale drilling

By Mose Buchele StateImpact Texas http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/?p=36381 When a Dallas jury awarded three million dollars to a North Texas family in their case against a drilling company, people wondered what it…