Updated, 2:35 p.m. March 14:
A Denton group says it has made gains in its efforts to ban hydraulic fracturing within city limits.
The organization, called the Denton Drilling Awareness Group, announced Friday that more than 596 Denton residents had signed a petition to ban hydraulic fracturing— enough to put the proposal on the November ballot.
“We want to send a strong message to the city that the citizens want this,” said Cathy McMullen, the group's president. “We need to gather as many signatures as possible, to show they’ll pay a political price if they try ...