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 Jennifer Whitney

As Fracking Proliferates, So Do Disposal Wells

As the water-intensive practice of fracking continues to spread, the amount of wastewater being buried in disposal wells around Texas has skyrocketed. But the wells bring concerns about truck traffic and the possibility of groundwater contamination.

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 Tamir Kalifa

Bickering Erupts at Railroad Commission Meeting

A day before a major legislative hearing about the future of the Railroad Commission, interpersonal tensions between the three commissioners boiled over at an open meeting. The commissioners also voted to approve new rules to make recycling oilfield wastewater easier.

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 Graphic by Ryan Murphy / Todd Wiseman

Updated Data App: Track Texas Reservoir Levels

Texas endured the most intense drought in recorded state history in 2011, and it has yet to bounce back. Using data collected from the Texas Water Development Board's reservoir status tracker, we are relaunching our auto-updating map that visualizes the current state of Texas reservoirs.

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