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The Gas Well Next Door: How Drilling Changed In Fort Worth

StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling looks into how cities are regulating the energy industry.

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A few weeks ago, word came from a suburb north of Dallas that a wealthy homeowner was opposing some construction work related to oil & gas drilling. It made the news because the homeowner was none other than the chairman of Exxon-Mobil which is based in Irving. Other than the obvious irony of the story, the idea of homeowners wanting restrictions on drilling is hardly new in North Texas. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been looking into how — in a state where leaders vow they won’t over-regulate the energy industry — cities and towns are cracking down on their own.

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Jim Bradbury, resident and land use attorney, observing drilling rig at work in Fort Worth. [Photo by: Dave Fehling]

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