March 31, 2015

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

Fracking Ban Halts First Shale Gas Project in Spain

A ban on fracking in a northern region of Spain has crimped Repsol SA’s plans to begin drilling for shale gas
By Joao Peixe, The Christian Science Monitor, July 8, 2013

Repsol SA has had to delay plans to begin drilling for shale gas in the north of Spain after … Continue reading

French Fracking Ban Endorsed on US Environmental Repercussions

the cost of producing gas doesn’t take into account considerable environmental damage
By Tara Patel,, June 5, 2013


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France’s ban on hydraulic fracturing should not be eased because the oil and gas drilling technique is causing “considerable” environmental damage in the U.S., according to a Continue reading

Quebec Moves To Impose Regional Moratorium On Shale Gas

And Prepares To Publish A Draft Regulation To Protect Drinking Water Sources
By Miriam Desmarais and Jean Piette, mondaq, June 3, 2013

Note: “Tabling” in Canada means bringing it formally for discussion and consideration

On May 15, 2013, Quebec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, Mr. Yves-François Blanchet, … Continue reading