Superintendent questions; need NAS explanation; Denton fracking ban

Friday, February 27, 2015

Frack Free Denton’s Adam Briggle and Denton Kevin Councilman Roden made a series of odd claims in their recent op-ed (“Rep. King should bow to local control,” Feb. 22) that undermined their argument.

They said when drilling slows, it has “detrimental economic impacts.” Yet both supported Denton’s fracking ban, which prevents drilling. Briggle has even traveled to Louisiana to encourage others to ban drilling.

They argued for more “local control” in Texas. This rings pretty hollow since at least one of the authors has been working alongside New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council and the Washington, D.C.-based Earthworks, which has pledged a “war on fracking” nationwide.

Local control is a value, but it’s not the final argument.

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