Texas town passes ban on fracking in its birthplace


www.sustainability.thomsonreuters.com | Published Monday 5 November 2014

by Marice Richter

(Reuters) – Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom.

The vote in the city of 123,000 was highly symbolic because hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is widely used in Texas, the top crude producer in the United States.

Green groups said the result, which is sure to face legal challenges… read more>


Upcoming Events & Seminars

More Events »

Whipp Tips & News

Alberta's Oil Workers Are Shifting To Renewable Energy Jobs

But many workers can expect to take a pay cut.

Details »

Could ethical investing help ease Vancouver's affordability crisis?

UBC report suggests foreign investors could play a role in creating more affordable rentals

Details »

More Evidence of Solid Performance From Sustainable Funds

Investors in funds that incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors into their process appear not to suffer a performance penalty.

Details »

More News »


:www.leedejonesgable.com

The information in this website was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete. The information provided is a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or solicitation to buy or sell securities.

Leede Jones Gable Inc. is a
Member of IIROC and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund
Stephen Whipp is a member of the Responsible Investment Association