Denton Ordinance Could Violate State Law

Proposed amendments to the natural gas drilling ordinance in Denton could conflict with state laws governing oil and gas permitting. According to Energy In Depth, the amendments may change the terms of a company’s natural gas drilling permit, a move that is prevented by Texas’ local government code in order to allow companies to accurately… More »

Denton Faces Immediate Legal Challenge to Fracking Ban

Within days of passing its ban on fracking, Denton, Texas became the target of lawsuits from Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Texas General Land Office. This is in addition to speculation that members of the Texas Legislature could also have plans in the works to create uniform state-wide fracking regulation. From The Dallas… More »

Denton, Texas Voters Approve Fracking Ban

Yesterday, Denton voters approved a ban on fracking within city limits by a margin of 59% to 41%. In the case of a ban, mineral rights holders announced that they were prepared to challenge the measure in court. Delays in permitting have already made the city a target of legal action. The Associated Press reports that… More »