GAS DRILLING-ENVIRONMENT- Dallas-area residents seek natural gas moratorium

Dallas-area residents seek natural gas moratorium

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-Fort Worth suburb on the
Barnett Shale is once again looking at a moratorium on new natural
gas operations.
About 6,000 signatures were on a petition turned in to Flower
Mound officials Wednesday seeking a six-month halt to new activity
related to gas drilling and transport. That's enough signatures to
either force adoption of the ban or an election. Town officials say
they could be verifying signatures into the weekend.
There's been growing concern in recent months about the
environmental effects of drilling on the Barnett Shale, a massive,
gas-rich underground rock formation beneath about 20 counties.
In December, Flower Mound's town council rejected a drilling
moratorium driven by pollution fears.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News,

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