Dallas Panel Denies Permits To Allow Fracking On City Land

Law360, Dallas (March 21, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Dallas' planning commission on Thursday denied Trinity East Energy LLC's applications to allow the company to drill for natural gas on land it leased from the city, following a flood of complaints from residents opposed to hydraulic fracturing.

Trinity East, which paid $19 million to the city for the Barnett Shale leases in 2008, will have another chance to win approval before the Dallas City Council, but now faces an uphill battle as the negative vote from the planning commission triggers a requirement for a four-fifths...
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