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Why We Are Pushing for a Fracking Ban In the City of Denton – May 2, 2014

The Texas government and regulatory agencies aren't looking out for regular folks like us

As a life long Texan, I grew up with oil and gas drilling. As kids, pumpjacks reminded us of Texas-sized grasshoppers. And we greeted each new well with anticipation because it might mean big money for family or friends. But that was before the pairing of horizontal drilling with high-pressure, slick-water fracking morphed oil and gas development into a different animal entirely.

Fracking rig near homes in Denton, TexasPhoto courtesy of Gena Felker and Britt Utsler/Frack Free DentonHomes less than 250 feet from a fracking rig in Denton, TX.

Today, oil and gas wells bring fear to neighborhoods.

That’s because, thanks to fracking,… more

by: Cathy McMullen

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