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 »

First Challenge to Local Fracking Ban in Ohio Moves Forward

Bass Energy Inc. and Ohio Valley Energy Systems Corp. are suing the city of Broadview Heights, claiming that only the state of Ohio has the authority to prohibit the drilling of future wells. According to,  “The suit is the first of its kind in Ohio with drillers challenging local charter amendments and votes under… More »

Clinton County, NY Bans Fracking Waste

Clinton County, New York passed a ban on fracking wastewater within county limits. WAMC Northeast Public Radio reports that “The new Clinton County law applies to hydraulic fracturing, natural gas, and oil waste materials. It bans the application of such waste on any road or property. It cannot be brought into or used in any… 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 »