Citizens Make Their Point with Petition: 3x the required signatures

Congratulations everyone! It’s official: Frack Free Denton turned in nearly 2,000 signatures of registered voters who want to ban fracking within the city limits of our town. Thank you so much to everyone who signed, circulated petitions, knocked doors, tabled, hosted events, donated, played music, spread the word, and supported the first leg of this

Why We Are Pushing for a Fracking Ban In the City of Denton

An editorial by Cathy McMullen that appeared in Earth Island Journal. The Texas government and regulatory agencies aren’t looking out for regular folks like us As a life long Texan, I grew up with oil and gas drilling. As kids, pumpjacks reminded us of Texas-sized grasshoppers. And we greeted each new well with anticipation because… Continue reading Why We Are Pushing for a Fracking Ban In the City of Denton

Videos, air sampling reveal Denton City’s broken promises to monitor fracking pollution

Independent tests of fracking operations prove city cannot be trusted to oversee fracking May 1st, Denton — Today the Denton Drilling Awareness Group (Denton DAG) released infrared videos of fracking sites within the city, and summa canister test results showing toxic benzene in a city resident’s yard adjacent to a fracking operation. Both prove the… Continue reading Videos, air sampling reveal Denton City’s broken promises to monitor fracking pollution

The one bright spot of the drilling ordinance was repealed by city council on 3/18/2014

The Denton city council voted 7 to 0 to repeal the noise ordinance for gas well drilling sites on 3/18/2014. You can read DAG grades for the new drilling ordinance in 2013 and see an A was given to the new drilling ordinance noise requirements. Well, it seems the frackers were having a hard time… Continue reading The one bright spot of the drilling ordinance was repealed by city council on 3/18/2014