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"Fracking" Ban in Denton fails

"Fracking" Ban in Denton fails

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Denton, TX - A natural gas-rich Texas city has rejected a partial "fracking" ban.

A petition to ban fracking in Denton, Texas is heading to the voters as the city has rejected a partial ban to using this method of drilling.

Over 500 people packed the city council chamber for a public hearing Tuesday night where residents had a chance to voice their opinions and listen to city officials regarding this issue.

It was a long night of debates for city council members as each speaker had three minutes to share their side, but once it was all said and done, a decision was made.

The ban would have made Denton the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing. However, even though the council rejected the ban, Denton residents could still vote on it in November.