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Texas Cities Can’t Keep Frackers Out

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Arlington, with its spot on top of the Barnett Shale, could be seen as ground zero for the natural gas fracking boom. Elizabeth Shogren, climate change reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the tens of thousands of school-age children who are within half a mile of active wells and why city officials are pushing back against laws that prioritize drilling permits. Her article, “Life in the Drill Zone,” was published by Reveal, in partnership with The Texas Observer and Mother Jones.