Tag: Denton Texas

Denton fracking ban approved by voters, repealed by city council

Denton fracking ban approved by voters, repealed by city council

6-1 vote in favor of Denton fracking ban repeal Leaders of a North Texas university town that was the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing repealed the voter-approved measure early Wednesday, sounding a tone of capitulation to the state’s powerful oil and gas interests after a seven-month battle. The Denton City Council called it a […]

Texas bans anti fracking bans

Texas bans anti fracking bans

Anti fracking bans protect property rights according to governor Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities. The much-watched measure sailed through the GOP-controlled Legislature after voters in Denton, a university town near […]