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File photo of a Cabot Oil and Gas natural gas drill stands at a hydraulic fracturing site on Jan. 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

North Texas City Rejects Partial Fracking Ban

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

07/16/2014

Critics of gas drilling often base their arguments off of little to no scientific fact at all. (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Fracking Critics Often Misleading

Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have little — or nothing— to back them.

07/22/2012

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