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Beverly Hills Bans Fracking

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

By Dana Feldman BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 6 (Reuters) - City leaders in celebrity-filled Beverly Hills voted on Tuesday to ban fracki...

How One Woman Made Fracking Get Out of Town (All Over Upstate New York)

OnEarth | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthWhen Helen Slottje was a high-powered corporate attorney in Boston in the 1990s, she never thought of herself as an environm...

Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in four Colorado cities will decide this Election Day whether or not to ban fracking within their communities, putting the state at the center ...

A Major Environmental Victory In France

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green

By Emile Picy and Michel Rose PARIS, Oct 11 (Reuters) - France's constitutional council rejected on Friday a challenge to a law bannin...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Another State Becomes Fracking Battleground | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green

It's been more than a year ago since Michigan auctioned more than 100,000 acres of public land for use by oil and gas companies. But the fight over fr...

State Joins Oil-And-Gas Lawsuit Against City's Fracking Ban

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 07.11.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The state of Colorado has joined a lawsuit filed by oil-and-gas companies against the city of Longmon...

Ohio Voters Reject Fracking Ban

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in a northeast Ohio city where disposal of wastewater from t...

New Ruling On State's Local Fracking Bans

AP | GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas, a mid-lev...

'Fractivists' Urge Lafayette To Ban Any New Drilling In The City

The Boulder Daily Camera | Amy Bounds | Posted 05.25.2013 | Denver

LAFAYETTE -- Anti-fracking activists held a community forum today on "the hidden risks of fracking," urging residents to join a campaign to get Lafaye...

Hickenlooper To Debate Boulder Commissioner On Fracking

The Boulder Daily Camera | | Posted 05.26.2013 | Denver

Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones is set to debate Gov. John Hickenlooper on natural gas hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking -- on April 1 in De...

Constituents Deliver "Declaration of Solidarity Against Fracking" to Governor's Office

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Denver
Michele Swenson

A measure on the November ballot would make Longmont the first city in Colorado to prohibit fracking within city limits in order to protect health, safety and property values.

First Statewide Fracking Ban May Soon Pass

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont appears on the verge of enacting the nation's first statewide ban of a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique c...

Second Judge Upholds NY Fracking Ban

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

By Dan Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y., Feb 24 (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Friday upheld an upstate community's ban on gas drilling,...

Chris Christie Fracking Ban: New Jersey Governor Proposes 1 Year Gas Drilling Moratorium

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie has recommended a one-year ban on a natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, disappointin...

'Fracking' Banned In Buffalo, NY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The city of Buffalo, New York, banned the natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing on Tuesday, a largely symbolic...