Virginia County Defers Anti-Fracking Ordinance Vote

King George County, Virginia Board of Supervisors held a public hearing earlier this week during which they deferred a vote on proposed ordinance changes that would make it more difficult for producers to frack in the county. According to The Free Lance-Star, the draft ordinance includes provisions that would require “fracking wells would have to… More »

Environmental Groups’ Intervener Request Rejected in Colorado Fracking Lawsuit

The Colorado Supreme Court has rejected a request by several environmental organizations to intervene in a legal challenge against a local fracking moratorium in Fort Collins, Colorado. The decision affirms a ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals which found that the Sierra Club, Citizens for a Healthy Fort Collins and Earthworks “had the same… More »

August 2015 Fracking Report

New this month: California: A proposed law in California could require warning labels for produce watered with recycled fracking wastewater despite a recent study that did not find “strong evidence of dangerous chemicals in the recycled water.” Colorado: The Colorado Court of Appeals has passed along legal suits challenging Longmont’s fracking ban to the state… More »

BSEE Gulf of Mexico Office Provides Students with Hands-On Learning Opportunity

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently announced the Gulf of Mexico Regional Offices’ recent event in which it hosted 28 lower and middle-school students to help them learn about BSEE’s activities and offshore oil and gas operations. Designed to help encourage student interest in STEM careers, the event included stations where students could… More »