Virginia County Defers Anti-Fracking Ordinance Vote

King George County, Virginia Board of Supervisors held a public hearing earlier this week during which they deferred a vote on proposed ordinance changes that would make it more difficult for producers to frack in the county. According to The Free Lance-Star, the draft ordinance includes provisions that would require “fracking wells would have to be at least 1,000 feet from any public road, occupied building and resource protected area, such as rivers and creeks, in King George. Under that restriction, wells could be drilled on only 4 percent of county land.” Because of concerns about possible legal challenges, county officials have avoided proposing an outright ban on fracking.