“Denton Fracking Bill” Headed to Gov. Abbott’s Desk in Texas

Texas Tribune: The so-called Denton fracking bill is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. The Senate on Monday approved House Bill 40, which would pre-empt local efforts to regulate a wide variety of oil and gas activities and has stirred concerns in some towns that have sought to blunt the effects of drilling close to homes, schools and businesses. The proposal already sailed through the House, and Monday's passage -- with no amendments tacked on -- means that it needs only Abbott's signature to become law.......

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