The debate over hydraulic fracturing recently has centered on whether localities have the authority to enact fracking bans. Several cities throughout the United States have attempted to impose such bans and several industry groups have tried to strike down the bans in the courts with varying success. One of the latest cities to join the debate is Denton. Because Texas courts have yet to address this issue, it is unclear whether it and other cities have the authority to pass bans on hydraulic fracturing. This is true not just for the proposed ban at issue in Texas but also for similar measures nationwide.
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Nationwide November Ballot Results Involving Fracking