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By Robert A. Vella

Here are some other important results from the U.S. 2014 midterm elections:

From ClimateProgress:

On Tuesday, voters in Denton, Texas, banned fracking within the city limits by a large margin of 59 to 41. The first such restriction in energy-giant Texas, Denton has been a hotly contested site for the industry and one of eight locales with fracking bans on the ballot this election.

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Another high-profile fracking ban in Santa Barbara County, California failed to pass on Tuesday after the oil and gas industry spent close to $6 million opposing it. However a similar version in California’s San Benito County overcame oil and gas opposition and passed by a large margin, 57 percent to 43 percent. As of late Tuesday night, the third fracking ballot ban in California’s Mendocino County was leading by a large margin.

In Ohio, voters in Athens approved a fracking ban, while those in three other communities defeated their own ban ballot measures, according to preliminary results reported by the Wall Street Journal.

From The Oregonian:

Oregon’s mandatory GMO-labeling initiative was voted down by a narrow margin Tuesday, capping the state’s costliest ballot measure on record.

Measure 92 trailed by 1.2 percent, with fewer than 51 percent of voters in opposition.