The Denton City Council has decided voters will determine the fate of a controversial ban on hydraulic fracturing in the city.
City council members in Denton on Tuesday night could have made history by approving a ban on fracking. But instead, voters will have the final word.
The proposed ban on hydraulic fracking in Denton will go to city voters this November after City Council members voted early Wednesday against an outright ban in a 5-2 vote that came after an eight-hour plus public hearing.
A North Texas community that sits on what’s believed to hold one of the biggest natural gas reserves in the U.S. may become the first city in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing.
One area in North Texas could make history on Tuesday night. Members of the Denton City Council could vote to ban fracking within city limits. The move would likely have a statewide impact.
The City of Denton will draw statewide attention Tuesday as it considers a petition to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking. If approved, the ban could have a ripple effect not only in the state but across the nation.
Denton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.
Outgoing Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has asked officials of a North Texas city to not support a grassroots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.
Researchers need more detail on the liquid injections themselves to absolutely prove the case.
For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood from the huge gas reserves that lie beneath its streets. But this former farming center is considering a revolt.
The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood’s water supply has increased in recent years, but the state’s oil and gas regulator says it can’t link the methane to drilling activity nearby,
Hundreds of earthquakes rocked the same community since December. On Monday, legislators in Austin are taking a closer look at what is going on in the area near Azle and Reno.