Voters in the Dallas suburb of Denton, TX have spoken—they don’t want hydraulic fracturing to take place anywhere near their homes, and have voted to ban the energy extraction practice. But while the long-awaited and much-discussed vote has come and gone, this fracking fight is far from reaching its conclusion. 

To explain how the vote came to be and what happens next in the dispute, we bring in energy attorney Charles Sartain of Gray Reed. He’s based in Dallas and author of the excellent blog, Energy and the Law.