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Save Texas' honeybee this Earth Day

Forty-five years ago, the first Earth Day spawned great progress for our air, water and natural areas.

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House OKs bill to strip away local bans on fracking

Making good on a vow by Gov. Greg Abbott to wipe out some local regulations, the state House on Friday dealt a blow to the notion of local control in Texas by approving legislation to strip cities and counties of the power to ban fracking.

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House approves limits on local drilling rules

State lawmakers have cranked up the volume on this message to city halls: We set the rules for drilling in Texas.

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House votes to bar fracking bans by cities

The House moved Friday to bar cities from banning fracking and placing other limits on oil and gas drilling after a debate that pitted a key state industry against communities’ desire for local control.

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House moves forward with bill to stop fracking bans

After three hours of spirited debate, the Texas House of Representatives on Friday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit fracking bans like the one Denton voters approved in November.

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