A ban on fracking bans (no, you didn’t misread that)

Kai Ryssdal and Scott Tong May 4, 2015
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A ban on fracking bans (no, you didn’t misread that)

Kai Ryssdal and Scott Tong May 4, 2015
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Denton, Texas, a small town in the middle of oil and gas country, banned fracking back in November. Today, the Texas legislature essentially overturned that vote with a ban on fracking bans.

Marketplace’s Scott Tong reported on the fracking ban in Denton last year. He several states are considering similar bills to stop municipal fracking bans.

One of these, in Oklahoma, passed one chamber. The sponsor of that bill said he wants to “get ahead of what we’re seeing in other states.”

Hear the full conversation using the audio player above.

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