Soon after the city of Denton passed a prohibition on fracking
earlier this year, the city was sued by several parties alleging
that the fracking ban was invalid. It appears that the city of
Denton may have some support in its defense of the fracking ban. On
December 4th, Earthwork and the Denton Drilling Awareness Group
(DDAG) filed a petition to intervene in the state of Texas's
lawsuit challenging the ban.
In support of their request to intervene, Earthwork and DDAG
argued that they would have been able to successfully defend the
fracking prohibition if the suit had been filed against them.
Earthwork and DDAG also contended that they would be prejudiced if
the fracking prohibition was found to be invalid. Specifically,
Earthwork and DDAG cited to the time and resources they dedicated
to having the ban passed, including assisting with the drafting of
Earthwork and DDAG have been deeply involved with the Denton
fracking ban. They actively campaigned in Denton to encourage
voters to adopt the fracking prohibition. In fact, DDAG created the
"Frack Free Denton" campaign. Earthwork assisted DDAG,
collected signatures in support of the fracking ban, and took steps
to educate the Denton community about the fracking
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