May 29, 2017

Maryland to Ban Fracking!

Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun, March 27,2017

The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final passage to a ban on fracking in the state, sending the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his promised signature.


Environmental advocates and climate change activists have pressed … Continue reading

Case Dismissed! DRBC Can Regulate Fracking in the Basin

In May of 2016 the Wayne Land and Mineral Group (WLMG) filed suit in federal court challenging the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to regulate natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin (DRB). DCS responded with an Amicus brief, presenting to the Court the “devastating … Continue reading

DCS at the DRBC Meeting to Urge a Ban on Fracking in the Basin

On February 15, 2017, several DCS members made the trip to Washington’s Crossing, PA, to attend a meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). We joined with approximately 300 concerned citizens to fill the meeting room and urge the DRBC to implement a permanent ban on fracking in the Continue reading

Commission Passes First Countywide Ban on Oil and Gas Waste in West Virginia

Fayette County bans the storage, disposal or use of oil and natural gas waste
By Sarah Plummer, Register-Herald Reporter, January 13, 2016

The Fayette County Commission’s chambers shook with cheers and applause Tuesday as commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance to ban the storage, disposal or use of oil and natural … Continue reading

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.

“After years of exhaustive research and examination of the … Continue reading

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