Another California County Evaluates Ban

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to prepare an ordinance to ban fracking within the northern California coastal county. The ordinance could be back in front of the board as early as July 22, according to the Mendocino Beacon. Following last month’s defeat of a bill in the California legislature to institute a… More »

HBW Resources Offshore Energy Report

HBW Resources Offshore Energy Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway that could affect the development of offshore oil and gas resources prepared by Brent Greenfield, HBW Resources’ Director of Ocean Policy and Regulatory Affairs.  Proposed ESA-related Draft Policy, Regulatory Revisions Released for Public Comment NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Interior Department’s Fish and… More »

New York State Split on Fracking

A Quinnipiac Poll finds “44 percent support drilling because of economic benefits and 45 percent oppose drilling because of environmental concerns.”  Voters were less decisive in characterizing Gov. Cuomo’s multi-year review of fracking regulations, 38 percent of voters agree Gov. Cuomo is “dragging his feet” while 23 percent agree he is “carefully evaluating the issue.” … More »