Denton, Texas garnered national attention when it enacted a local measure banning hydraulic fracturing within the city limits. At the time, many spectators suggested that the measure would be short-lived because of legal challenges in the court system and potential legislation from the Texas Legislature. Soon after the enactment of the ban, several members of the Texas Legislature proposed bills aimed at restricting the ability of local governments to enact anti-fracking bills similar to the measure adopted by the city of Denton. One of those bills—H.B. 40—took one step closer to being passed this week.
On Monday, the Texas House … Continue Reading