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Research: Fracking Boom Gives Way to Baby Boost

A new study released this month looks at whether an increase in earnings for non-college educated men leads to a boost in marriage rates, among other things. And to find the answer researchers looked at a notorious example of good … Continue reading

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UT Energy Poll Suggests Millennials’ Views on Climate Change Could Influence Election

AUSTIN, Texas — The latest Energy Poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin suggests a generational gap among Americans on the issue of climate change, specifically whether or not climate change is taking place. The poll also suggests … Continue reading

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Drillers Find Ways To Reach Billions Of Barrels Of Oil Trapped In Old Wells

Seems like only yesterday that in places like West Texas, oil drillers were spending money like there was no tomorrow. “One billion dollars a month is being spent drilling wells out here,” said Ben Shepperd, president of the Permian Basin … Continue reading

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After HB 40, What’s Next for Local Drilling Rules in Texas?

This year state lawmakers severely restricted the ability of Texas towns to regulate local oil and gas drilling. A law known as House Bill 40 was a reaction to a fracking ban passed by voters in the North Texas city … Continue reading

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San Angelo City Council Keeps Its Distance from Frac Sand Debate

City council members in San Angelo have voted down a proposed resolution to “acknowledge the considerable public opposition” to franc sand businesses within city limits. On Tuesday, council members said they’ve received hundreds of phone calls from San Angelo residents … Continue reading

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For Legacy Oil Family Facing Drought, It’s Conservation or Bust

The latest drought monitor from the USDA shows about 60% of Texas still suffering from a lack of rain and strained water resources. Lately there’s been some concern brewing in West Texas about towns, cities or landowners selling their water … Continue reading

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Don’t Frack on Me: Challenges to the Right to Drill

In Texas, a government official has warned that groups opposed to fracking might be acting on behalf of Russia. In Colorado, a TV ad portrays fracking opponents as goofy idiots who believe the moon may be made of cheese. The attacks on drilling … Continue reading

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Border Fracking Standoff: NY Court Ruling Likely To Affect Outcome

The Big Bend of Texas, so named for the way the region hugs a massive bend in the Rio Grande, is renown for its desert landscapes, open spaces and tranquility. But parts of it lie within the oil-rich Permian Basin, … Continue reading

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Big Bend Area Residents call for Local Fracking Ban

Some West Texas residents are starting to put pressure on local officials to keep hydraulic fracturing out of the Big Bend region. Fracking is of course widespread in the Midland-Odessa region, but there are active gas leases in counties further south toward … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Highlights Concern Over Air Quality and Shale Drilling

When a Dallas jury awarded three million dollars to a North Texas family in their case against a drilling company, people wondered what it could mean for fracking and its opponents. But the case also highlights a growing health concern in Texas’ booming oil … Continue reading

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