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 »

Longmont Fracking Ban in Violation of State Law

In a decision handed down earlier this week, a Colorado District Court ruled that the town of Longmont had no legal authority to enact a voter-approved ban on fracking within its boundaries.  “The Court finds Article XVI of the Longmont Municipal Charter, which bans hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste… More »

Two Fracking Initiatives Make CO Ballot

Two anti-fracking initiatives in Colorado have reportedly garnered enough support to be included on the November ballot. The Washington Examiner reports that Coloradoans for Safe and Clean Energy have gathered more than the 86,105 signatures needed to put the measures up for state-wide vote. Initiative 88 increases setback requirements for new oil and gas wells… 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 »