Subsequently, there are hundreds of wells across the region, with serious impacts to environmental and human health.
On November 5 of 2014, the people of Denton voted by 59% to ban the practice of fracking in their town. The ban was later overruled at the state level (it was decreed to be "unconstitutional"), yet the symbolic victory remained crucial for the people of Denton, as well as for struggles against fracking across the US.
The Denton fracking ban is currently being contested in two different legal cases. The first has been levied by the Texas Oil and Gas Association and the second is through the State of Texas' General Land Office.
As of February 2015, both cases are being heard in the 16th District Court in Denton County.