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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.

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Voter ID, Banning Fracking and Project Row Houses: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Posted on · Early voting began on Monday in Harris County with the state’s voter ID law recently reinstated by a federal appeals court. The ruling handed down by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allows the law to be used in the Nov. 4 election, despite a lower judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The Texas law […]

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Does Fracking Really Contaminate Drinking Water?

Posted on · Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been a boom for Texas oil and gas companies. The process of pumping a mixture of water and chemicals into the ground to break up shale allows oil and gas to flow to the surface.  There are some who question fracking’s impact on the environment and surrounding communities. One of the […]