The City of Denton is about to release a document explaining all the reasons why we can’t have a stronger ordinance to protect our health, safety, and welfare. The technicalities are complex, but the message is simple: No we can’t. No doubt there are limits to municipal control over fracking. But those limits are not as strict as their message would have us believe.
I asked them: Can we require air quality monitoring? They said, “No we can’t.” I asked them: why? They said, “State law trumps our ability to do that.” But that is not true.
I say, “Yes we can.”
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