Intelligence

NY Officials to Review Propane Fracking Proposal

Residents in New York are attempting to avoid the state’s ban on fracking by submitting a proposal to the state Department of Environmental Conservation to frack for natural gas using gelled propane instead of water. Despite strong pushback from anti-fracking environmentalists who have since petitioned for a ban on propane fracking, the DEC will review… More »


Anti-Fracking Voices Featured at NC County Forum

Residents of Stokes County, North Carolina gathered last week to voice their opposition of fracking to the County Commission. Anti-fracking activists attending the meeting called for measures to protect groundwater supplies, including setback requirements from aquifers. According to WFDD “A majority of commissioners told the Winston-Salem Journal that they support considering some type of local ordinance… More »


Kentucky Holds Public Meetings on Fracking

Test well drilling has given rise to anti-fracking sentiment in Eastern Kentucky, where citizens have been gathering at public meetings held by the Energy and Environment Cabinet to discuss the potential environmental impact of the practice. Public News Service reports that members of a group called Kentuckians for The Commonwealth “have been turning out in… More »


Denton Decreases Residential Setback Requirements

On August 4, the Denton City Council approved a measure that reduces setback requirements for oil and gas companies from 1,200 feet to 1,000 feet within residential zoning districts. The move comes in response to the Texas Legislature’s approval of HB 40, a law that invalidated Denton’s ban on fracking, which has since been repealed… More »