Public Forum on Fracking Ban Held in Norman, OK

Hundreds gathered in Norman, Oklahoma gathered to listen to a panel explain the basics of fracking and how municipalities can work to ban the practice. David Slottje with the Community Environmental Defense Council was present to explain how organizers in places like New York have instituted local fracking bans. According to StateImpact Oklahoma, “that’s when… More »

MI Town Bans Fracking, Drilling Still Regulated by State Law

The Board of Trustees of Pittsfield Township, Michigan recently approved a resolution that bans fracking within town limits. There are no oil and gas projects planned in Pittsfield, but the resolution is “largely symbolic as local municipalities were stripped of their ability to block drilling within their borders by a 2011 amendment to the Michigan… 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 »

ND Continues to Break Oil and Gas Records

North Dakota’s oil production has surpassed previous record highs once again. According to the Associated Press, “oil drillers in the state produced an average of about 1.09 million barrels of oil a day in June.” The report, released by North Dakota’s Industrial Commission, also shows that the state produced 37.5 million cubic feet of natural… More »