Texas official ignores voters’ ban on fracking

Grist: As predicted, mere hours after the first-ever fracking ban passed in Texas, industry reps took to the courts. By 9:09 a.m. on Nov. 5, both the Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Texas General Land Office had filed lawsuits that aim to prevent the city of Denton from enacting its ordinance on Dec. 2 - and Texas legislators are already drawing up plans to make future fracking bans like this one illegal. The blowback here, of course, is because Denton is sitting on top of the Barnett Shale - one......

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