Princeton, NJ Looks to Ban Fracking

On Monday, in response to a USGS survey that indicates that there may be oil and gas reserves underneath Princeton, NJ, the town’s city council introduced an ordinance that would ban fracking. The Princeton Packet reports that “Mayor [Liz] Lempert said the Environmental Commission recommended the ordinance as a way to prevent this potential threat…. More »

OC Anti-Frackers Gather to Discuss Strategy

Citizens in North Orange County gathered in Brea, California to discuss the implications of fracking and strategies to fight the practice in the county. In Brea, fracking wells are already operated by Linn Energy, LLC within 1,000 feet of residential areas. Concerns center on the prevention of groundwater contamination and the possibility of earthquakes from… More »