California Oil, Gas Setback Proposal Dies in Committee

The appropriations committee of California’s Assembly has sidetracked a proposed bill that would have established stringent setback requirements for oil and natural gas drilling, effectively killing the legislation until at least next year.

May 17, 2019

Colorado Considers Longer Drilling Setbacks for Schools

After Colorado voters rejected a ballot measure last month that would have set a half-mile setback for oil and gas drilling in populated areas, state regulators are considering increasing setbacks for schools and related property.

December 10, 2018

Colorado E&Ps Gird for Ballot Measure Fight

A new study in Colorado predicts catastrophic crippling of the oil and natural gas industry if a proposed ballot measure to lengthen the setback requirement for new drill sites to 2,500 feet from 500 feet is passed in November.

August 3, 2018

DJ Basin Holds Potential, But Push for Wider Setbacks a Concern

The untapped oil and gas potential of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin is estimated to be worth billions, according to a study by a state industry group.

June 22, 2018
Montana Considers Establishing Drilling Setbacks

Montana Considers Establishing Drilling Setbacks

Regulators in Montana, the nation’s 12th-largest oil producer, have begun a process to consider initiating the state’s first drilling distancing requirements.

June 26, 2015

Anti-Drilling Forces Prevail in Dallas

Dallas City Council members on Wednesday afternoon voted to increase natural gas well setbacks from housing from 300 feet to 1,500 feet as part of a drilling ordinance proposed by the Dallas City Plan Commission (CPC) and favored by residents opposed to drilling within the city limits.

December 11, 2013

Dallas Leaders Weighing Well Setbacks, Controversial Drilling Permits

City of Dallas officials are inching toward a conclusion to the long-running debate over how large to make the buffer zone around would-be well sites within the city. One proposal could effectively prevent drilling within the city limits, an industry advocate said.

August 27, 2013

NY Appellate Court Upholds Local Frack Bans; Shale Backers Plan Appeal

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.

May 6, 2013

Drilling Supporters to Appeal New York Ruling

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.

May 6, 2013

New York Assembly Passes Two-Year Moratorium on Fracking

In a stunning setback for shale development in the Empire State, the New York State Assembly voted 95-40 on Wednesday to enact a two-year moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). The bill, A5424, now moves to the state Senate.

March 7, 2013
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