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Council member George Campbell, left rear, talks with Mayor Chris Watts as council persons Anita Burgess and Dalton Gregory right, listen to Former Texas Railroad Commission executive director John Tintara, at podium, speak at a public hearing at City Hall, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Denton, Texas. Current and former Texas officials have warned a North Texas city that it lacks the authority to enact a ban it's considering on hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
A member in the audience uses his smart device to record part of the proceedings in the public hearing at City Hall, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Denton, Texas. A North Texas city could become the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing if city leaders approve a grassroots petition to outlaw the drilling method. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)