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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A ban on fracking at its birhplace, and others cities...people are waking up

Fracking was pioneered in Texas at the Barnett shale formation where Denton is located, and the people now know the devastation it caused in their state....so they banned it.

Voters appeared to back a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton, which could become the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom. With a third of precincts reporting so far on Tuesday, 60 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of the ban. The referendum pitted oil and gas operators and mineral rights owners against residents of the city of 123,000 who say their homes and lives are being encroached on by work that can be noisy and overwhelm roads with heavy truck traffic. The referendum pitted oil and gas operators and mineral rights owners against residents of the city of 123,000 who say their homes and lives are being encroached on by work that can be noisy and overwhelm roads with heavy truck traffic.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/11/04/texas-town-leans-toward-ban-on-fracking-at-its-birthplace/




San Benito County, CA
San Benito County voters on Tuesday appeared to be backing a groundbreaking ballot measure that would outlaw the controversial oil extraction technique known as fracking. In early returns, county voters were supporting Measure J by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin.


ATHENS, OHIO
"Issue 7, which will ban the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Athens, received 2,245 votes, versus the 623 votes against it. The Athens Bill of Rights Committee, which was behind the initiative, believes that the chemicals used in fracking can be harmful to water sources and air quality, which in turn, could negatively affect resident health."