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24hrs until the fracking ban, other cities are joining in

On Tuesday, the fracking ban in Denton, Texas takes effect and other communities in North Texas are joining in. According to the Associated Press (AP), Reno is one of several communities that may challenge the oil and gas industry’s right to frack in their communities.  Several cities northwest of Fort Worth have experienced earthquakes that are believed to have been ...

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Boulder County to side with Longmont in case over fracking ban

Boulder County commissioners have authorized the county attorney’s office to side with Longmont in its legal battle over the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s challenge of the city’s voter-approved fracking ban. Commissioners Cindy Domenico, Deb Gardner and Elise Jones voted on Thursday to have the county attorney’s staff file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Longmont’s appeal of a Boulder District Court ...

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The gavel in distress: Larimer County judge denies request

A Larimer County judge has denied the city of Fort Collins’ request to stay his decision overturning the city’s 5-year fracking ban, according to Erin Udell of The Coloradoan. The decision was made last week. This decision comes only three months after another Larimer County judge overturned Fort Collins’ five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. The moratorium would have stopped new wells ...

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Mendocino County voters ban fracking

Mendocino County voters have overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative banning fracking in the county, joining San Benito County in saying no to the controversial method of extracting oil and gas from deep within rock formations. Preliminary results Wednesday showed 67 percent of Mendocino voters favored the ban, known as Measure S. San Benito’s measure passed with 57 percent of the ...

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Fracking ban passes in 2 of 3 California counties

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SAN FRANCISCO — Voters in two California coastal counties have approved a ban on fracking and other intensive oil production, while a third coastal county rejected such a ban. Fracking bans passed Tuesday in San Benito and Mendocino counties. Voters in Santa Barbara County, however, said “No” to a prohibition on fracking and other more commonly used means of forcing ...

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Denton ready for legal fight if fracking ban OK’d

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DENTON, Texas — The mayor of the North Texas city weighing a ban on hydraulic fracturing this week said he’s prepared for the court battles that might result if the ban passes. Denton Mayor Chris Watts told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he expects Tuesday’s referendum “may be just the beginning for us.” “The vote is not the end of the ...

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Fracking ban vote looms over Denton election

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DENTON, Texas— Tensions are mounting as big oil and gas companies and anti-fracking activists try to sway voters ahead of a Tuesday referendum that would make Denton the first Texas city to ban the drilling practice. The citizen-led measure would ban the city from issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits. Preexisting permits would remain valid. Opponents decry the initiative as an ...

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Gas industry pumps big bucks into Denton fracking election

Concerned that a ban on fracking in Denton could spark similar protests across Texas, the oil and gas industry is pumping nearly $700,000 into mailers, television ads and billboards to defeat the initiative on Tuesday’s ballot. The pro-drilling group Denton Taxpayers for a Strong Economy, which was formed with the gas industry’s aid, filed campaign finance reports this week that ...

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Colorado fracking ban sparking nationwide conversation

A hot-button issue garnering nationwide appeal is currently taking place in the state of Colorado. According to an article by the Denver Business Journal in 2012 and 2013, voters in five Front Range cities approved bans on fracking within their jurisdictions. That ruling came as a result of resident’s concerns over oil and gas companies conducting operations within close proximity ...

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