Groups seek to exit suits


Thu, Jun 25, 2015 - 2:07pm -- (View the original Denton Record-Chronicle article.)

Denton Record-Chronicle

Local activists and the national nonprofit that helped them with the campaign to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton have asked to be dismissed from a pair of lawsuits against the city.

The Denton Drilling Advisory Group and Earthworks intervened in the lawsuits last year. They asked to stand with the city as co-defendants against the Texas General Land Office and the Texas Oil and Gas Association.

The company drilled within or adjacent to many southwest Denton neighborhoods and the University of North Texas campus, claiming its old permits gave the company the right to drill under old rules.

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