In largely symbolic gestures, lawmakers in Oregon and Washington have passed bills that would ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
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Despite having recently struck down local hydraulic fracturing (fracking) bans, Colorado continues to be the test ground and launching pad for increasingly well-organized and funded national anti-fossil fuel campaigns, the head of the Western Energy Alliance (WEA), Tim Wigley, told an audience at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference on Wednesday in Bismarck, ND.
The Colorado Court of Appeals has asked the state’s high court to take jurisdiction over appeals of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) restrictions enacted by Longmont and Fort Collins, CO (see Shale Daily,Nov. 10, 2014).
The Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) on Monday filed a complaint seeking a declaratory judgment to invalidate a five-year ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the city and county of Broomfield, CO. It was filed in the state district court in Broomfield.
A state district court in Boulder, CO, recently completed a hearing on the oil and natural gas industry’s legal challenges to the Longmont city ban on drilling, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking), within the city. A judge is being asked to invalidate the city ban (see Shale Daily, July 17, 2013).
In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities.
In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously last week to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities. Attorneys representing landowners and energy companies told NGI that they have already started the process to appeal to the top court in the state, the Court of Appeals.
Norse Energy Corp. USA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, just days after a New York judge ruled the cash-strapped company had to deposit millions into an escrow account for a legal dispute with a drilling company.
A local ordinance that bans oil and gas operations in the Town of Middlefield, NY, has been upheld by the Otsego County Supreme Court, the second time in a week that a New York state judge has ruled in favor of such a law.
The city of Morgantown, WV, made no moves to appeal to the state Supreme Court a judge’s ruling that struck down its ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). It is instead considering its options to seek additional safety measures from Northeast Natural Energy (NNE).