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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    I'm surprised that any resident in Texas is smart enough to realize that fracking in a residential area is bad. I thought Texans couldn't bend over fast enough for corporate reach around. This surprising act of self-preservation won't last long.

    After all, former governor George W. Bush benefited from eminent domain to seize private property in order to profit on the Texas Rangers. The Texas government will not allow anyone to stand in the way of a corporation. The people of Denton will be crushed...

    “It is unfortunate that many Denton voters were misled into believing that Denton could violate the Texas Constitution by superseding the [Texas] Railroad Commission’s regulatory authority over oil and gas drilling and illegally take private property in the form of mineral rights,” Ed Ireland, executive director of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, told the industry publication, NGI’s Shale Daily.
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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    That sucks. When you're young and idealistic it's kind of pure stage to be in mentally. It's harsh when it gets served in your face in a bad way like that.

    What do you mean to foundations? Water and air?
    To homes in a nearby neighborhood.

    About that "pure" stage, I think that part of growing up is losing some of that naiveté, that taking as gospel what the grownups say. When you're faced with facts, it's a character-builder to stand up to the "popular" view. But in these two young men's case, it surely was a 180-degree eye-opener.

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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    The whole issue of fracking in Denton is an emotional statement made for drama's sake. Nobody is going to frack in Denton.
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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A billion dollars worth of natural resources and you want it to just sit there?
    A priceless commodity of clean water and land, and you want to destroy it for $ ?

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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    The whole issue of fracking in Denton is an emotional statement made for drama's sake. Nobody is going to frack in Denton.
    Please explain.

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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    The whole issue of fracking in Denton is an emotional statement made for drama's sake. Nobody is going to frack in Denton.
    From the article:
    A college town of about 123,000, Denton sits on the Barnett Shale in north Texas and has about 280 natural-gas wells within its boundaries.
    I grew up in the DFW metroplex. It is the mecca of natural gas. My parents still get hefty checks for natural gas rights just because they own property. It is happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I'm surprised that any resident in Texas is smart enough to realize that fracking in a residential area is bad. I thought Texans couldn't bend over fast enough for corporate reach around. This surprising act of self-preservation won't last long.

    After all, former governor George W. Bush benefited from eminent domain to seize private property in order to profit on the Texas Rangers. The Texas government will not allow anyone to stand in the way of a corporation. The people of Denton will be crushed...
    Was your only purpose for entering this thread to lob insults at Texans?
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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I'm surprised that any resident in Texas is smart enough to realize that fracking in a residential area is bad.
    I'm surprised and embarrassed for you that you didn't keep this thought to yourself.

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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

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    Re: Texas Town Votes To Bar Fracking in City Limits

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    Nobody is going to frack in Denton.
    Not now they aren't
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