Local Control and HB40

Local control is a Texas tradition that has been on the books for a hundred years. House Bill 40 was a vast government overreach that took the power from local municipalities and gave it to the state. HB40 did more than just overturn our ban on fracking in Denton. It jeopardized over 300 ordinances across Texas that were put into place by local communities to protect their health, safety and quality of life.

Now groups from across DFW have come together to form the ‘Texas Grassroots Network’ and create a resolution for the restoration of local control. We will post updates on these efforts here as we have them. If you are an organizer in Texas working on these same issues and would like to join, please send us an email at frackfreedenton@gmail.com.