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So What Do We Call What Happened Last Month in Dallas?

January 4, 2014 by Kristopher Settle

Dallas and Natural Gas

On December 11, the Dallas City Council voted 9-6 in favor of one of the most restrictive policies in the country on extracting natural gas. The new ordinance prohibits gas wells from being built within 1,500 feet from a residence, school, church, or well.[read more]

Dallas Goes All-In On Green Building With Mandatory Regulations

November 10, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Dallas Building Regulations

America has a new contender for “Greenest City,” when it comes to green buildings. Dallas, Texas implemented mandatory minimum green building regulations on October 1st in an aggressive effort to cut citywide power and water consumption.[read more]

Dallas Hearing Showcases Gap Between Facts and Fractivists

August 25, 2013 by Steve Everley

The City of Dallas sits on the edge of the Barnett Shale in North Texas, and many Dallas residents are eager for their city to share in the job and wealth creating bounty that has resulted from energy production elsewhere in the region.[read more]

High bills lead couple to file smart meter lawsuit against Oncor

March 30, 2010 by Michael Giberson

Elizabeth Souder, the Dallas Morning News, reports on a lawsuit filed against Dallas-based wires utility Oncor claiming fraud and negligence associated with the company’s installation of smart meters.  The lawsuit can be viewed at the newly established website  The suit seeks class action status on behalf...[read more]

T. Boone Pickens - Wind vs. Water

June 26, 2008 by JenniferDillon

Fast Company and BusinessWeek are currently running opposing articles on T. Boone Pickens and his wind/water plans for North Texas. The Fast Company article addresses his plans for a $10B wind farm in the panhandle and mentions the water project as almost an afterthought, while the BusinessWeek article talks about the $100M Pickens’ has...[read more]

Light Rail Transit in Dallas

March 3, 2008 by Jonathan Smith

This blog previously reported that the pride of light rail in California, or, at least in San Francisco, is the new BART train extension beneath SFO airport to Union Station or the Embarcadero. Susan Pantell, who is a member of the Light Rail Now Project Team, now reports on the success of light rail in Dallas is driving a vigorous...[read more]