Fracking Ban Would Affect Less Than 10 Percent of San Benito Co.

A San Benito County official has determined that less than 10 percent of the county’s land would be affected by a potential petroleum ban. San Benito Rising, the group advocating for a ban on all fracking in the county and an additional ban on all “petroleum activity” in specific planning zones. San Benito County Today… More »

OC Activists Push for Fracking Ban

Activists petitioned the Orange County Supervisors to institute a ban on fracking within county limits at a meeting last Tuesday. At the meeting, activists raised concerns about water quality and reportedly presented officials with 2,500 signatures on a petition to ban fracking. The Voice of OC reports that supervisors “showed no interest in taking up… More »

Elizabeth, NJ Considers Fracking Waste Ban

In reaction to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a state-wide fracking waste ban, Elizabeth, New Jersey mayor Christian Bollwage announced that the city council will consider an ordinance banning fracking waste. From The Star-Ledger: “Bollwage, in his statement [on August 19], said treatment of the waste could result in toxins being discharged into… More »

Poll: Pennsylvanians Support Energy Development

Most Pennsylvanians support the development of domestic natural resources, according to a new poll sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute. The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that the majority of respondents support the construction of the country’s energy infrastructure and the development of oil and gas specifically. Further, “70 percent of respondents said they’d be more… More »