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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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Texas Railroad Commission to re-open Parker Co. investigation

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RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

 

 


HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas agency that regulates the state's oil and gas industry says it's opened a new investigation of allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water.

The Texas Railroad Commission move comes after residents complained that university researchers had found high levels of the explosive gas in their water.

Commission spokeswoman Ramona Nye says the investigation began in August and should be completed next month.

Scientist Geoffrey Thyne reviewed water samples taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and gas driller Range Resources. He says he believes the contamination has spread to more wells since he first investigated several years ago, and his preliminary analysis points to a Range Resources well-site as the source.

Range Resources says the methane occurs naturally and it has no evidence implicating its wells.


 

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