Poll Shows Majority of PA Voters Support Fracking

The Associated Press reports that a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in June shows that 58 percent of Pennsylvania voters support the development of natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale. However, a majority of voters (57 percent) oppose drilling on the state’s parks and forests and 39 percent are less likely to vote for Governor Tom… More »

NC Regulatory Hearings Draw Crowds

The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission is holding a series of hearings on proposed oil and gas regulations and hundreds from the state have come out to attend and testify before the commission. The Associated Press reports that “Nearly 400 people filled an auditorium at North Carolina State University for the first of four… More »

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 »

Poll: Voters Strongly Support U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Development

A Harris telephone poll of 1,012 registered voters has found that 77% of respondents support increased domestic oil and gas production, with 68% supporting offshore drilling in particular. In addition, 63% responded that the federal government does not do enough to encourage domestic oil and gas development, while 68% said they would be more likely… More »