In Barnett Shale, Energy Cos. Face Pushback From Locals

Law360, Dallas (March 17, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT) -- North Texas environmental groups and other anti-fracking activists are pushing for tighter local regulations and launching litigation that energy attorneys say will push drilling companies out of urban pockets to more rural areas of the Barnett Shale.

Local opposition to fracking and gas drilling has ratcheted up in the past year, and some of the area’s largest cities have passed tough restrictions on where new rigs can go while others are considering outright bans on fracking. On the litigation front, landowners in Denton, Texas, in February...
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