Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Booming energy sector has Commerce ISD, others hoping for a boost in funding

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the booming Texas energy industry, boosted in a major way by the controversial practice of fracking, may mean a boost in funding for Texas public schools when the state legislature meets year.  But he's not taking that for granted.

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Texas Energy
3:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

NE Texas has comparatively few disposal wells

Wastewater is typically injected deep into the ground, beneath aquifers.

Hydraulic fracturing is booming in Texas, and with the practice comes an increase in the use of disposal wells. But Northeast Texas has few disposal wells compared to some parts of the state.

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The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers
9:23 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Science And The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 1:27 pm

A technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has kicked off an energy boom in the United States. Fracking lets drillers unlock vast reservoirs of natural gas that were previously inaccessible. Over the past decade, about 200,000 gas wells have been drilled across the country.

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