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Who’s Behind Denton’s Fracking Ban? Head Texas Regulator Thinks It Could Be Russia

Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News The Denton City Council listened to seven hours of public testimonies from more than 100 people. After collecting thousands of signatures from local residents, a proposal to ban the oil and gas production technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the city of Denton will end up before voters this […]

Head Texas Oil and Gas Regulator Questions Climate Change

‘Not Everyone Believes in Global Warming,’ Smitherman Says Over 97 percent of climate change studies agree: the climate is changing, the world is warming and humans are the cause of it.¬†But that does leave 3 percent of climate studies that are skeptical. And that sliver of skepticism is where¬†Barry Smitherman, the head of Texas’ oil […]

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