BOEM Seeks Comments on Proposed 2017-2022 Region-Wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced that it is seeking comments on its request for nominations and comments regarding the 10 region-wide Gulf of Mexico lease sales that have been included in the Draft Proposed 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program. BOEM specifically seeks information and nominations on oil and… More »

Enviro Organization Calls for Increased Fracking Restrictions after EPA Mining Spill

Environmental organization Food & Water Watch has cited the EPA’s Gold King Mine Spill as an example of the potential dangers of widespread fracking. The organization is reviving its “Don’t Frack Denver” campaign, calling for increased local restrictions in an op-ed published in the Colorado Statesman. Despite the fact that the EPA is responsible for… More »

Industry Organization Drops Denton Fracking Suit

The Texas Oil and Gas Association’s lawsuit against the City of Denton’s fracking ban was dismissed by a Texas court earlier this week. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “City officials and the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Thursday that state District Judge Sherry Shipman had signed an agreed order Sept. 4 to dismiss… More »

Ohio Anti-Fracking Measures Overturned by State Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled 6-1 that the anti-fracking Athens County Community Bill of Rights cannot appear on the November 3 ballot. The Post Athens reports, “According to the court’s decision, the proposal failed to achieve that for two reasons: A county cannot pass a proposal that directly conflicts with state laws, and a… More »