Wednesday, 03 June 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Exhausting Legal Options, Residents of Texas Town Take Direct Action to Enforce Fracking Ban

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report

    Adam Briggle, Tara Linn Hunter and Niki Chochrek sit at the entrance gate of a Vantage Energy gas well site on the edge of Denton, Texas' west side.Adam Briggle, Tara Linn Hunter and Niki Chochrek sit at the entrance gate of a Vantage Energy gas well site on the edge of Denton, Texas' west side. (Photo: David Goodman/Don't Frack With Denton)

    For years, environmental philosophy professor Adam Briggle has opened his ethics classes at the University of North Texas in Denton with writings on nonviolent civil disobedience, usually Henry David Thoreau's classic essay "Resistance to Civil Government." But Briggle has never before engaged in such an action himself - until now.

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