A Texas House committee revisited a bill Monday that would limit local governments’ ability to regulate oil and gas operations within their jurisdiction. The bill, initially filed in response to Denton’s hydraulic fracturing ban within its city limits, was amended to insert some power into city and county entities after the committee heard eight hours of testimony last week from county and city officials from across the state.
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