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Dallas suburb lawmakers reject fracking ban, send measure to voters

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DENTON, Texas -- A Dallas suburb rejected a measure on Wednesday to ban new hydraulic fracturing -- a move that would have made it the first city in Texas and one of the largest in the United States to halt the method of energy resource extraction.

The 5-2 vote by the Denton City Council sends the proposal to voters, who in November will decide whether to impose the ban on any new projects for the drilling method known as fracking.

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