Denton May Reduce Distance Between Gas Wells & HomesThe vote by Denton City Council Tuesday night could allow gas wells to be placed closer than they already are to private homes.
Denton Leaders Repeal Voter-Approved Fracking BanDenton leaders, the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, repealed the voter-approved measure early Wednesday, sounding a tone of capitulation to the state's powerful oil and gas interests after a seven-month battle.
Bill Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans Headed To The Governor's DeskMany of the city-imposed regulations concerning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other environmentally questionable natural gas drilling activities could become null and void if a bill now on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk is signed into law.
Fracking Ban Vote Looms Over Denton ElectionTensions are mounting as big oil and gas companies and anti-fracking activists try to sway voters ahead of a Tuesday referendum that would make Denton the first Texas city to ban the drilling practice.
Emotions Running High Over Denton Fracking Ban VoteBobby Jones and his family have owned 82 acres in Denton for decades. Now, he worries if voters approve a ban on fracking in the city, the mineral rights they lease will dry up.
Denton Council Votes Against Fracking Ban; Issue Goes To Voters This FallThe 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.