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Texas fracking ban voted down by city council despite residents’ support

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Texas fracking banOfficials in Denton, Texas, voted Wednesday against a bid to make their natural-gas-rich city the first in its state to ban fracking, despite more than 100 residents speaking out in favor of the ban at a public hearing that ran long into Tuesday night.

Some locals said the City Council’s 5–2 decision against enacting the ban — instead passing it to a November ballot for a citywide vote — was influenced by industry pressure.

Sharon Wilson, a former Denton resident who has campaigned for stronger environmental regulations, told Al Jazeera more than 100 locals spoke out “overwhelmingly” in favor of a fracking ban during the public testimony.

"There were only a tiny handful of people from Denton that opposed the ban," Wilson said. "Everyone else who opposed the ban was from industry, coming from outside Denton."

Chris Watts, Denton's mayor, told The Texas Tribune he voted against the ban to give the citizens the right to decide.

TVNL Comment:  Idiots voting for their own self destruction.  Everyone has a price.  Wonder why.

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