Seismic Activity Remains a Primary Concern for Ohio

Members of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission met in Columbus on October 21 to discuss the impact of seismic activity on the future of the oil and gas industry. Columbus Business First reports that “Regulators and industry reps at the meeting [said] there’s a need to dispel what they say is the myth… More »

Cuomo: Fracking Study Expected Before End of 2014

In a debate on October 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he expects a report by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health examining the potential health impacts of fracking to be released by the end of the year. Despite pushback from both environmentalists and mineral rights holders, Cuomo has… More »

Jackson County, N.C., Renews Ordinance to Block Fracking

On Monday, Jackson County, N.C. commissioners voted 3-2 to uphold a 2002 ordinance that prohibits fracking in the county. County commissioners believe the ordinance offers “sufficient protection” and that an additional non-binding resolution would be ineffective, according to WLOS Asheville. The 2002 ordinance effectively bans fracking by placing permitting limitations on asphalt plants, junkyards, heavy… More »