April 16, 2014

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, Bloomberg.com, June 5, 2013

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 government minister.

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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

3rd NY Town Wins in Court Over Fracking Ban

Avon defeats a court challenge to its ban on natural gas drilling.
By The Associated Press, March 19, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A third upstate New York town has won a court challenge to its ban on natural gas drilling as two previous cases are about to be argued … Continue reading

Fracking Moratoria, Bans, and Resolutions

New York, Pennsylvania and a Sampling of Municipalities and Key Organizations from Varied Locations Opposed to Hydrofrack Drilling.

By Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking, March 1, 2013.

CLICK HERE to view the full list of moratoria, bans and resolutions.… Continue reading

Vermont Governor Signs Bill Banning Hydraulic Fracturing

Vermont is the first state in the nation to ban the practice of extracting natural gas from shale.
By Terri Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press, May 16, 2012

MONTPELIER — An anti-fracking crowd gathered Tuesday night in Albany, N.Y., for a benefit concert that included actors Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo … Continue reading

UK Backtracks on Fracking

Ministers decide there is not enough gas under UK to justify controversial ‘earthquake’ drilling
By Matt Chorley, The Independent, May 20, 2012

The Government has rejected shale gas technology as a solution to Britain’s energy crisis, conceding it will do little to cut bills or keep the lights on.

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No ‘Fracking’ Until Further Study, Says Irish Minister for Energy

No hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” for gas would take place in Ireland pending further “detailed scientific analysis and advice”.
By LORNA SIGGINS, The Irish Times, May 12, 2012

MINISTER FOR Energy Pat Rabbitte has reiterated that no hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” for gas would take place in Ireland pending further … Continue reading