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HB40’s final defeat on Denton fracking ban

The controversy surrounding Denton, Texas’ on-again-off-again fracking ban has been a unique ordeal, to say the least. The conflict over whether or not to allow the city to back hydraulic fracturing inspired a cabaret music troupe, prompted in the arrest of a blind 92-year-old woman and, unsurprisingly drew scorn from the rest of oil-rich state until House Bill 40 put ...

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Texas city leaders repeal voter-approved ban on fracking

DENTON, Texas — Leaders of a North Texas city have repealed a voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing by energy companies. The Denton City Council early Wednesday voted 6-1 to drop the fracking ban. The Denton Record-Chronicle says council member Keely Briggs dissented. Fracking involves blasting a mix of water, sand and chemicals into underground rock formations to release trapped oil ...

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Denton City Council drills into its fracking ban ordinance

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Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Denton City Hall, the Denton City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission are drilling into the city’s new drilling ordinance to see if regulations can be added or changed. In November, Denton made headlines across the world when voters approved the first ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state of Texas.  The fracking ban ...

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Lobbyist: Denton fracking ban a threat

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Corey Paul | Odessa American  A Houston-based energy lobbyist warned local Republicans Monday that a Denton referendum on whether to ban fracking could set a harmful precedent by restricting access to minerals, limiting economic development and targeting a specific industry. Such initiative would be unlikely to succeed in Odessa, but Judy Calloway of the Ector County Republican Women said the ...

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Denton, Texas to decide fracturing’s fate on Tuesday

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Denton is now ground zero in the battle between the Texas petroleum industry and anti-frackers. For months, the North Texas town has danced around reaching a decision to be either the first town in Texas to ban fracking altogether within city limits or take another route of regulation. Currently, Denton has a terminable agreement ...

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