Hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells threatens America’s water supplies in drought-stricken areas, according to a report released Tuesday by the Environmental Working Group.
DALLAS — It was the same time, 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22. It was the same place, downtown Dallas. But 50 years later, the thousands of people who filled Dealey Plaza weren’t there to cheer but to remember in quiet sadness the young, handsome president with whom Dallas will always be “linked in tragedy.”
Structures are beginning to take shape on the 4.3-acre lot on the corner of Fry and Hickory streets, where Cool Beans is the lone occupant. It’s all part of the Sterling Fry Street project, which is redeveloping the lot to be a mixed-use space that will include apartments, retail space and a parking garage.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law Monday afternoon in Austin, putting unprecedented restrictions on the ability of cities and other local governments to regulate the oil and gas industry. Abbott said Texas could avoid a patchwork quilt of local regulations with the new law.