December 2015 Fracking Report

Dec 2015 Fracking Reportƒ

 

New this month:

  • California: Farmers and environmental groups are suing Kern County over its new expedited oil and gas permit approval process.
  • Colorado: Activist group proposes 11 ballot measures to restrict or ban fracking statewide; Colorado Supreme Court considers arguments on local bans in Longmont and Fort Collins.
  • Florida: House bill in support of oil and gas exploration advances while nearly 60 cities and counties sign resolutions to ban fracking in their local areas.
  • Texas: Revised USGS assessment doubles the estimated recoverable reserves of shale natural gas.
  • Wyoming: DEQ study finds that fracking fluid was not responsible for Pavillion ground water contamination.