Like What We Just Accomplished in Dallas? Please Help Us Keep Doing Good Work. Donate Before January 1. Thanks. "One of the toughest gas-drilling ordinances, not just in the Barnett Shale, but in the nation." That's what the media has been saying about the new Dallas gas drilling ordinance that residents won last Wednesday at…

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A Canadian LaFarge Cement plant wants to start using fracking fluid to replace fresh water it uses in its manufacturing process.  The company's Brookfield plant in Nova Scotia is an ancient "wet kiln" that uses approximately 35 million liters of water from a near-by lake to produce cement. Fracking fluid that has been run through…

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According to the Dallas Morning News, TXI Cement is up for sale with at least two possible buyers, Vulcan and Holcim, mentioned in last Friday's story. Along with kilns in California, the company's Midlothian and Hunter, Texas cement plants are on the block as part of the deal. As the news reports note, the timing…

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It was rumored to be a done deal as of last week. Today it actually is. By a vote of 9 to 6, the Dallas City Council voted to endorse the new gas ordinance drafted by its City Plan Commission, including its 1500-foot setback requirement for wells and compressor stations. The only change to the…

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