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A Debate Over Fracking and Local Control

After Denton voters decided to ban fracking, other Texas cities could weigh similar moves. Legislators are expected to look at ways to avoid a city-by-city fight over drilling regulations. This is the fourth video in our eight-part State of Mind series.

In November, Denton’s voters made the North Texas city the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, sending shockwaves across Texas. Worried that Denton’s actions could lead to similar bans in other cities, state officials vowed more oversight of the oil and gas industry. And it’s caused some leaders and lawmakers to question exactly how "local control" should apply. 

This is the fourth video in our eight-part State of Mind series. 

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