Loveland, CO Votes Down Fracking Moratorium

On Tuesday night, Loveland, CO voters struck down a proposed moratorium on fracking that would have lasted two years. The measure was defeated by about 900 votes, with more than 20,000 ballots cast overall. Loveland is the sixth city in Colorado to vote on fracking restrictions but the first to defeat such a measure. The… More »

Loveland, CO Votes on Fracking Moratorium Today

Loveland, CO Voters are voting today on a ballot initiative to implement a two-year moratorium on fracking in the town. Ballots must be cast today by 7 p.m. in order to be counted by the city clerk’s office. This vote comes after some Loveland City Council members expressed hesitation about endorsing the moratorium, as it… More »

BLM Signs Off on Noble Project on Sage Grouse Land

The Bureau of Land Management approved Noble Energy Inc.’s plans for oil and gas exploration in Elko County, Nevada, an area that is home to a greater sage grouse population. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating the greater sage grouse an endangered species. Those who oppose… More »

NC Town to Zone Out Fracking

State legislation recently signed by Governor McCrory that nullifies local fracking bans has forced some North Carolina towns to explore other legislative avenues to limit the practice. In Creedmoor, NC, Mayor Darryl Moss and other town officials speculate that the manipulation of zoning laws could be the next best option for localities looking to ban… More »