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Abbott backs freedom for fracking

Amid concerns of earthquakes and the balance of state and municipal power, a bill to stop cities from outright banning oil and gas operations got the governor's signature and is effective immediately.

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Abbott backs freedom for fracking

Amid concerns of earthquakes and the balance of state and municipal power, a bill to stop cities from outright banning oil and gas operations got the governor's signature and is effective immediately.

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Incentives helping Texas go green

It's no surprise that oil-rich Texas is a weak market for electric cars and hybrids. But did you realize we're trying to change that - and using state money as an incentive?

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Fracking ban falls as Abbott signs bill

With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Greg Abbott may have just made Denton not only the first but also the last city in Texas to ban fracking.

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Abbott signs bill to halt fracking bans

Gov. Greg Abbott, proclaiming the need to protect private property rights, signed a measure into law Monday that cements a win for the oil and gas industry against communities that want to ban practices including fracking.

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