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Energy & Environment

Don’t Frack on Me: Challenges to the Right to Drill

In Texas there’s a push by some to ban fracking.

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A citizen’s group presentation before Denton City Council on July 15, 2014. The image shows a flare from drilling site near a playground. Image Credit: City of Denton website

In Texas, drilling for oil & gas is as much a part of the state’s heritage as the Alamo. But now, what’s happening in one Texas city — and in other states — has some in the energy industry feeling under siege. What’s at stake is “fracking”, the drilling technique that’s behind a dramatic increase in the amount of oil & gas being produced in Texas and elsewhere.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

 

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