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>


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