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 »


Fracking Ban Defeated in Illinois Even As Other Anti-Development Efforts Take Root

Arkansas Governor vetoes tax break for oil and gas industry. Utilizing the line-item-veto, Governor Mike Beebe removed a $5 million tax provision aimed at waiving sales taxes on specific fracking related expenditures from an appropriations bill passed by the state legislature.  The provision’s sponsor, State Senator Jonathan Dismang, claimed the tax provision would help encourage… More »


HBW Resources: Hydraulic Fracturing Report

HBW Resources: Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary prepared by HBW staff of publicly available activities currently underway at the local and state level that could impact natural resource extraction, particularly related to hydraulic fracturing and shale development.  To better utilize this document, we’ve broken the information down by region. With numerous state legislatures… More »


Growth in Fracking To Benefit Australia, China, Poland, India & Brazil. US Onshore Development Applying Pressure To Arctic, Offshore, & Int’l Projects

HBW Resources Hydraulic Fracturing Report (National &International) Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway at the national and international level that could impact natural resource extraction, particularly related to hydraulic fracturing and shale development.  To better utilize this document, we have broken the information down by region. With numerous state legislatures now in… More »