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Checking in on The State of Houston’s Environment

Posted on · We continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about the environment in Greater Houston. We talk with News 88.7 Energy and Environment Reporter Dave Fehling. We discuss concerns about clean air and clean water, new efforts to monitor chemical releases, ongoing disputes over landfills and other encroachment of our urban landscape into the rural […]

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Denton Fracking Ban Passes & Then Is Immediately Challenged in Court

Posted on · Among the more intriguing results in Tuesday’s election was the approval by voters in Denton of a ban on fracking. The north Texas city is the first in Texas to approve such a ban. The Texas Oil and Gas Association has already asked for an injunction to stop the measure from being enforced. Attorney Tom Phillips says the […]

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Will Denton’s Proposed Ban on Fracking Pass or Fail?

Posted on · On Election Day, voters in the north Texas town of Denton will cast ballots on a referendum that would ban hydraulic fracturing — or fracking. Houston Public Media’s Dave Fehling joins us to discuss whether the measure might pass or fail and to explain the arguments of those for and against the measure.