September 5, 2015

NY State Officially Prohibits High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

DEC Issues Findings Statement Concluding Extensive 7-Year Review

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in New York State by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state’s seven-year review of this activity.

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NYS to Make Fracking Ban Official, Not Permanent

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fracking ban may be more of a freeze
By Scott Waldman, Capital, April 29, 2015

NYS DEC Commissioner Martens interview on Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter: The first questions he was asked were about the finalization of the SGEIS and the longevity of the fracking ban. Go Continue reading

Will the Home of Fracking Bonanza Turn Against its Creation Next Month?

Denton, TX, a center of fracking activity, to vote on a fracking ban
By Geoffrey Lean, The Telegraph, April 18, 2015

You might think it would be hard to find opposition to fracking in the city of Denton. Not only is it in Texas, the oil and gas capital in … Continue reading

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in NY State, Citing Health Risks

Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker says: “I cannot support high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York”
By James Gerken, The Huffington Post, December 17, 2014

The New York Times reports: “The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State….”

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Fracking Waste Moratorium Signed Into Law

Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill imposing a moratorium on bringing fracking waste into Connecticut
By Patrick Skahill, WNPR News, June 16, 2014

Hazardous WasteGovernor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill imposing a moratorium on bringing fracking waste into Connecticut. The moratorium will extend to at least to July 2017. … Continue reading

German Proposal Seeks to Sharply Curtail Fracking

Worries that the practice could pollute drinking water and damage the environment
By Melissa Eddy, New York Times News Service, July 4, 2014

Germany’s ministers for energy and the environment are seeking a ban on shale gas and oil drilling over the next seven years because of worries that the … Continue reading

Gov. Malloy Signs Fracking Waste Moratorium

Signs 3 year moratorium on toxic fracking waste in Connecticut
By Environmental Headlines, June 14, 2014

Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is applauding Gov. Dannell P. Malloy for signing Public Act 14-200 into law, which enacts a three year moratorium on toxic fracking waste in Connecticut. The legislation was … Continue reading

Twelve NY counties ban fracking wastes

Twelve New York State counties have passed legislation taking steps to limit or ban fracking wastes in various applications within their borders. The provisions vary somewhat from county to county, but in general focus on prohibiting acceptance of fracking waste at treatment facilities, sale of fracking waste, or use of … Continue reading

Broomfield 5th City in CO to Pass Fracking Moratorium

Broomfield Certifies Fracking Recount, Opposition Mulls Challenge
By Grace Hood, KUNC, December 5, 2013

Broomfield officials have certified results on a recount of Question 300, formally ending the recount process on the measure that will impose a 5-year moratorium on fracking.

The margin was slim, just 20 votes confirmed passage

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France Upholds Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

France’s highest court upheld a government ban on hydraulic fracturing
By David Jolly, The New York Times, October 11, 2013

France’s highest court on Friday upheld a government ban on a controversial drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, in a defeat for a method that has revolutionized the oil and … Continue reading