Appeals court breathes new life into $30 million fracking lawsuit against Dallas

When your city’s dueling financial perils number in the with-a-B billions, it’s easy to shrug off or forget those threats that are just — just, hah — in the tens of millions. But with all this anguishing over a fast-failing police and fire pension fund, and with a trial looming in the near-horizon over a decades-old public safety workers’ pay referendum, here’s a grim reminder, courtesy of an appeals court’s freshly minted ruling: Dallas could still be on the hook for around $30 million in long-expired gas-drilling leases.

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