Christie Nixes NJ Fracking Waste Ban

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has once again vetoed a bill to ban fracking waste in New Jersey. The Star-Ledger reports that Christie nixed the bill for the same reasons as before: “as he did in 2012, when he rejected an earlier version of the bill, Christie argued that the measure would have violated the… More »

Ft. Collins Fracking Ban Invalidated by District Judge

In a decision on Thursday, a district judge invalidated the Ft. Collins, CO fracking moratorium that was a result of a city-wide ballot initiative. The case was brought by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA), who argued that Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Act superseded any local legislation that prohibited drilling, a line of… More »

COGCC Drops Lawsuit Against Longmont

Last week, Governor John Hickenlooper and Jared Polis announced that they had come to an agreement that would result in four fracking-related initiatives being dropped from the November ballot. As a result of this compromise, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted to drop its legal challenge to the City of Longmont’s fracking ban…. More »

NV Fracking Protesters Rally Outside Capitol

Activists gathered in front of the Nevada Capitol on July 31 to protest Republican Governor Brian Sandoval’s support of fracking as a way to develop the state’s oil and gas resources. The group also submitted a letter to Governor Sandoval calling for a moratorium on fracking until stricter regulations are implemented to protect the environment… More »