Organizing to win a Frack Free Texas

 

amber and adam briggle are Denton
Amber and Adam Briggle are Denton, Tx

In January, Amber and Adam Briggle of Frack Free Denton spoke to Tammany Together regarding the history of the 2014 ban against hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas.

Despite the shale play already humming in the overheated boom, Denton passed stricter regulations, then a complete ban on fracking once those regulations were found to be routinely violated by drillers.

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The Briggles recount the beginning of a movement, from scattered personalities fighting permit by permit fights, scaling to a "Denton Advisory Group" that wrested legitimacy away from the industry Task Forces, leading to regulation of routine noise and spill problems. Once companies were found to be violating their reasonable regulations, though, movement leaders fought and won a ban on hydraulic fracturing for their town of Denton, in the middle of an oil-addicted Texas state. 

As GRN seeks to unite and empower Gulf Coast communities, it's important to hear from each other, how we can work together to keep water clean, to keep our heritage intact, and what that takes in the face of the vast power of industry to create legal loopholes.


The Great St  Tammany Fracking Rebellion (2014)

 

Scott Eustis is GRN Coastal Wetland Specialist

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