The city of Dallas continues to work on its drilling ordinance, although there is relatively little activity in that city given the Barnett Shale's less-favorable quality east of Tarrant County. One issue involves how close to flood-control levees to allow drilling. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bans drilling closer than 3,000 feet to levees on land it controls, the Dallas Morning News says, but proposed rules for the city set no such limits. The story is here.
-- Jim Fuquay