Texas lawmakers bar fracking bans, take up other controversial measures in legislative session

Texas State Capitol (Photo Credit: ww.GlynLowe.com via Flickr Creative Commons)

The Texas Legislature is in the final days of its 84th session and in the process of debating and pushing through some controversial measures. One that has already been signed into law by the governor bars local municipalities from banning fracking operations within their communities. Other big issues on the agenda include LGBT equality and access to abortion. For more on what has passed or is before the state legislature this session, FSRN’s Shannon Young spoke with Forrest Wilder, Associate Editor with The Texas Observer magazine.

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