The hydraulic fracturing ban approved by the city of Denton on November 4 comes into effect today, but is already being contested by the industry in Denton’s courts. The Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) filed a lawsuit calling the ban invalid and unenforceable just hours after the ban was approved. Now, Denton’s attorneys have filed a legal brief calling fracing a “public nuisance,” reports the Texas Tribune.

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