The East and West Coast Converge on Denton

December 19, 2015

The term “you flew here, we grew here” took on a whole new meaning this week in the City of Denton. 

Three national environmental groups finally stepped out from behind their east and west coast curtains, petitioning a Texas court to allow them to intervene in litigation – brought by the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) and the state’s General Land Office (GLO) – that challenges the city’s new fracking ban.  As reported in by the Daily Kos:

“Denton Drilling Awareness Group and Earthworks are leading the intervention charge, represented by attorneys from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Earthjustice.”

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Texas City's Fracking Ban Will Likely Cost Taxpayers Millions


December 16, 2014

By Sarah Rumpf

AUSTIN, Texas -- The decision by voters in the North Texas oil and gas city of Denton to pass an ordinance that would ban fracking could cost their city millions of dollars a year, with several lawsuits already filed and more potentially on the way.

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Travis County Court Agrees To Take Up Lawsuit On Denton’s Fracking Ban

Texas Public Radio

The Travis County court system has agreed to hear a case filed against the City of Denton’s fracking ban, advocates of the ban say the state’s “home-rule” statute allows their city to pass these ordinances while state officials argue that cities have no legal authority to ban fracking.

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Judge denies stay in Fort Collins fracking lawsuit

The Coloradoan

November 10, 2014

By Erin Udell

The city of Fort Collins was dealt another blow — and the oil and gas industry another win — last week when a Larimer County judge denied the city's request to stay his decision overturning the city's 5-year fracking ban.

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Untangling the Vote to Ban Drilling in Denton

Energy InDepth | Texas

November 7, 2014

By Steve Everley

Sold as a means of protecting homeowners, anti-fracking groups were quick to cheer passage of an anti-drilling measure in Denton. But the neighborhoods at the center of the controversy rejected the ban by a hefty margin.

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Fracking saved motorists 94 cents a gallon in 2013, study says

Akron Beacon Journal 

By Bob Downing 

Published: October 31, 2014

From the American Petroleum Institute on Thursday:

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2014 – The U.S. energy renaissance has been driven by innovations in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which were responsible for about 48 percent of U.S. oil production and shaved up to $0.94 per gallon from fuel prices in 2013, according to a new report.

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