The fight over home rule moves to Texas House
Municipal control over activities involved in hydraulic fracturing has become a hot topic nationwide, with the small town of Denton, Texas, being one of the focal points of the conversation about local control of oil and gas regulations.

In Denton, the city passed legislation banning hydraulic fracturing, causing uproar in the industry and calling into question who has final say in regulating oil and gas activities. Denton enacted a frac ban under its authority as a home-rule city, but the Texas...


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