Dallas Comes Closer To Writing Urban Fracking Rules

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The Dallas City Council on Wednesday previewed deep divides it is likely to face when it drafts and votes on regulations for urban gas drilling and fracking this fall, as it begins to tap into the portion of the Barnett Shale under city soil.

During a four-hour briefing in which the council heard from groups supportive of and opposed to urban fracking in the city, two storylines emerged: that the city should support private property rights and allow its residents to earn income from their mineral...
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