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Wed, Nov 05

Texas Energy Group Asks Court to Halt Fracking Ban

A North Texas city that sits atop a natural gas reserve is preparing for an extended court battle after voters made it the first in the state to ban further hydraulic fracturing — a fight that cities nationwide considering similar laws will likely be watching closely.

An industry group and the state’s little-known but powerful General Land Office responded quickly to the measure that citizens of the city of Denton approved Tuesday night, seeking an injunction in District Court to stop it from being enforced.

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