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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DENTON, Texas — Leaders of a North Texas city have repealed a voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing by energy companies.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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Vantage leaps back into fracking near Denton

A six-month fracking ban in Denton, Texas, might have hampered Vantage Energy’s operations, the Dallas Business Journal reports. The state’s recent approval of House Bill 40, however, gave the Englewood-based company the immediate go-ahead to chug along with production in Denton. The bill trumps a recent fracking ban Denton residents enacted via ballot, limiting counties’ and cities’ authority over oil ...

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Oil and Gas Drilling bill usurps municipal law

While a proposed bill would strip municipalities of local control regarding drilling in city limits, it appears cities and towns may still implement safety regulations. Currently, Moore currently has a ban on drilling inside city limits that may be affected by the law. Norman has not discussed banning drilling inside of city limits, but the city has spent months working ...

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