Fort Worth Star-Telegram
April 29, 2015
A majority of Americans and Texans support allowing cities to ban hydraulic fracturing, even if state law otherwise permits it, according to a national online poll released Wednesday by the University of Texas at Austin.
The UT Energy Poll shows that 58 percent of the people surveyed nationally support giving cities the authority to adopt bans such as the one passed by Denton, Texas, in November. In the poll, 25 percent disagreed that cities should be allowed to ban the controversial drilling practice, also known as “fracking.”
“At present, it appears a large majority of Americans think cities should have the right to decide if they want to ban fracking locally,” said UT Energy Poll Director Sheril Kirshenbaum.
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