New Texas law, legal actions prompt repeal of fracking ban


Mon, Jun 22, 2015 - 1:24pm -- (View the original article.)

The Denton City Council voted 6-1 early Wednesday morning to “strategically repeal” the city’s hydraulic fracturing ban just seven months after it was approved by what some headlines proclaimed as a “landslide” victory.

Citing the ban as “unenforceable” due to a new state law, the council, in a statement, explained “it is in the overall interest of the Denton taxpayers to strategically repeal the ordinance.”

Denton, just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, has long appeared to have aspirations of growing up to be like Austin.A liberal vibe emanates from this college town with, per 2013 United States Census estimates, a population of 123,000. It is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.

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