Texas city OKs summer fracking ban, raises insurance requirements

10/10/2011 | Colleyville Courier (Texas)

The city council of Southlake, Texas, has voted to prohibit hydraulic fracturing of gas wells during summer amid fears of worsening the area's water shortage during a drought. City staff is reviewing some of the changes in a revised ordinance that increases to $75 million from $10 million the amount of environmental insurance per occurrence that a gas company must carry.

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