NY County Bans Fracking Waste

The Nassau County, NY Legislature unanimously passed a measure that bans fracking waste “from being used, sold, applied and imported into the county,” according to Newsday. The measure builds upon a previous ban on the disposal of fracking waste into sewage-treatment plants in the county. Violating the ban could mean a $25,000 penalty or 30… More »

Gates Mills, OH to Vote on Fracking Ban

In November, the village of Gates Mills, Ohio will vote on a ballot measure that would ban future oil and gas wells. There was some dispute, however, over the collection of signatures for the initiative. Cleveland.com reports that “[Gates Mills Law Director Margaret] Cannon said 10 percent of the city’s 1,976 registered voters needed to… More »