Flower Mound Voters Will Decide on Drilling

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    Flower Mound citizens will decide on a 6-month natrual gas drilling moratorium.

    City leaders in Flower Mound met late into the night Monday and eventually decided to let the public rule on slowing gas-drilling in the city.

    Members of the Flower Mound Cares Association gathered thousands of signatures calling for a six-month moratorium on permits for gas facilities and certain pipelines.

    The council could have adopted the proposed moratorium ordinance as it was or call for a special election in November which would allow residents to make the final decision.

    The council voted 2-to-3 to adopt the moratorium, so the motion failed. Then the council voted 3-to-2 to allow citizens to decide.

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