January 2015 Fracking Report

New this month: California: State regulators issued a draft environmental impact report that finds well stimulation in the state can be done with “less-than-significant” impact if mitigation measures are implemented. The report comes as regulators finalize new rules that will go into effect in July. Maryland: With the formal launch of a comment period on… More »

December 2014 Fracking Report

  New this month: Colorado: State officials have notified the federal Fish & Wildlife Service of Colorado’s intent to sue the agency over its decision to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act. Maryland: Outgoing Democrat Governor O’Malley’s administration released its final report on Marcellus Shale development and a… More »

Voters Approve 1 Out of 4 Ohio Fracking Bans

In Ohio, four ballot measures to ban fracking were decided upon by voters last night in Youngstown, Gates Mills, Athens and Kent. All the measures were rejected with the exception of Athens. The margins of each vote are as follows: Athens – Passed, 78% to 22% Youngstown – Failed, 58% to 42% Gates Mills –… More »

Poll Shows Majority of PA Voters Support Fracking

The Associated Press reports that a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in June shows that 58 percent of Pennsylvania voters support the development of natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale. However, a majority of voters (57 percent) oppose drilling on the state’s parks and forests and 39 percent are less likely to vote for Governor Tom… More »