Tough Texas talk on gas drilling

A small-town Texas mayor from deep in gas country has been making the rounds of several upstate counties this week, warning rural New Yorkers about the toll horizontal gas drilling could take on their towns. The mayor made a push for heavy regulation, says the Times Herald-Record:

"This is a delicate process that has to be regulated," said Calvin Tillman, the mayor of Dish, Texas. "If you do it wrong, ain't nobody gonna want to live here."

Dish recently passed a 90-day moratorium on new gas drilling while the town ponders tougher environmental ordinances.

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