How The Fracking Ban Will Boost Denton’s Economy

Here is this blog in the form of a meme: In June, the industry released a report (by the Perryman Group) about the costs of the fracking ban in Denton. We guess they figured that no one would actually read the report. But we did. And we found out that the industry’s own numbers prove that the fracking ban… Continue reading How The Fracking Ban Will Boost Denton’s Economy

Vantage granted variances for 5 new gas wells in 100 year floodplain.

Denton ZBA voted today to allow 5 new gas well permits to move forward. Vantage say the Moratorium creates “undue hardships and negative impacts for Vantage and for the mineral owners” Vantage is drilling 16 new gas wells 3000 ft apart in an area that is zoned NR2. Vantage states “granting the variance is in… Continue reading Vantage granted variances for 5 new gas wells in 100 year floodplain.

Why Denton’s fracking ban is not a Taking and not Illegal

Despite the really crazy rhetoric coming from industry, based on established Texas law and federal law, the Denton fracking ban is not illegal and is not a taking. Earthworks commissioned a legal opinion from Jordan Yeager the attorney who successfully defended Pennsylvania’s cities’ right to regulate fracking. You can read that legal opinion below. My… Continue reading Why Denton’s fracking ban is not a Taking and not Illegal