Fracked on Their Own Petard: The Self-Implosion of an Industry on the Ropes

As Denton seeks to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking, the industry is trying to frame the fight in economic terms. But that turns out to be a poor choice.


Go Adam with  your Op/Ed at Truthout: As the industry clutches at straws – and threatens lawsuits – they are alienating more and more people. At a recent City Council hearing, with 600 people sitting in three overflow rooms, 85 percent of Denton speakers supported the ban. When you’ve got mothers testifying about how living at home has become a nightmare while industry representatives say we must “fully and effectively” exploit mineral resources no matter what – well, it becomes pretty clear who the real extremists are.

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