Tag: Texas Municipal League

Texas legislature passes law stopping local fracking bans

Texas legislature passes law stopping local fracking bans

Texas Municipal League supports legislation after changes made to allow some local regulation Texas moved Monday to ban municipalities¬†from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries –¬†a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local “overregulation.” Lawmakers in […]

Podcast: Should Texas municipalities have more power to regulate oil and gas development?

Podcast: Should Texas municipalities have more power to regulate oil and gas development?

Texas municipalities argue proposed legislation will strip them of any control over oil and gas activities within their boundaries A spat between Texas municipalities and an energy lobby group has erupted over local regulation of oil and gas development. We spoke to energy policy analyst Dr. Kenneth Green about the proper regulatory roles of cities […]