In the lead-up to election day, both sides have rallied their troops over a proposal to ban fracking in the town of Denton, Texas. Money has poured in from the oil and gas industry to defeat the proposal. Environmental groups have come to support it. People here seem certain that the way the vote goes down in this North Teas community could have consequences for the entire state of Texas.
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