In the wake of State House Bill 40, Texas cities in the Barnett Shale region, including Denton and Fort Worth, find themselves stripped of rights to develop health and safety ordinances for subsurface oil and gas operations and subjected to a vague standard for regulations governing surface operations.
The bill was enacted in reaction to Denton’s fracking ban and other cities’ strict drilling ordinances.
Facebook has partnered with Citigroup and Alterra Energy to build a 202-megawatt wind farm on 17,000 acres in Clay County to power Facebook's new data center in Fort Worth. Courtesy of Facebook.
Aug. 4, 2015
Environmentally minded from the word “go” is the term one could use in describing the new Facebook data center planned for Fort Worth. And environmentalists will find many features to like about the new facility.
Texas Climate News, overseen by former Houston Chronicle environmental reporter Bill Dawson, features a newly expanded format with more original coverage by staff and contributors. Above, photo of the People's Climate March in New York City in September. Courtesy of Earth Justice.