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Last election cycle, Denton, TX voted overwhelmingly to ban fracking
within the city. Well, a couple of weeks ago, Gov. Abbott signed a bill
that nullified that vote and prevented fracking bans across the state. Pretty much just a big middle finger to local democracy. So now fracking will be resuming in Denton on June 1.
I don't know how many people live in the DFW area, but there have been numerous shallow earthquakes in the area they are attributed to fracking. This includes a 3.3 quake, a 3.2 quake and even a 4.0 quake in the last two months alone in the DFW area. In the last 7 years, the risk of quakes has tripled according to the USGS
A week after signing the bill, Abbott traveled to Denton to give a commencement speech to the graduating class of UNT. He actually came to talk to the very people who's votes he just erased. Well, as it turned out, only a few hundred graduates of the 4,000 in the class showed up to the ceremony and a portion of those turned their chairs away
when Abbott spoke. It was a ballsy move on his part.
Granted, there was already a huge movement to stop him speaking before he signed the ban on fracking bans due to him gutting Texas education and his anti-LGBT stance.