Denton Mayor: Gas Drilling Ordinance More About ‘Aesthetics’ than Health and Safety

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For the past few years, we’ve heard anti-fracking activists make emotional arguments about “health and safety” as they push for unworkable distances between well sites and buildings or homes. In Denton, even the elected officials have justified those distances – also called setbacks – based on health and safety concerns.

There’s just one problem: According to the Mayor of Denton, the city’s setbacks aren’t based on health and safety.


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