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U.K. Bans Fracking on Concerns About Earthquake Risk

The U.K. fracking industry suffered a fatal blow as the Conservative government ended its support for the controversial practice. The move, just weeks ahead of a general election, effectively bans new wells using hydraulic fracturing technology. Companies from Cuadrilla Resources …

New Mexico Lawsuit Challenges County’s Frack Sand Ban

A group of New Mexico property owners has sued Winona County over its ban on industrial mining of silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing. The Southeast Minnesota Property Owners joined Saratoga Township resident Roger Dabelstein in filing the lawsuit …

Colorado’s High Court Holds State Law over Local Fracking Bans

The Colorado Supreme Court has blocked a push to limit oil and gas development near people. The state’s high court ruled that the power to promote industry trumps local bans, which the court deemed “invalid and unenforceable,” the Denver Post …

Oklahoma Governor Signs Measure Preventing Local Fracking Bans

Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing — a process commonly called fracking — or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on May 29 by Gov. …

Denton, Texas, Rejects Partial Fracking Ban

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community. Denton …

Texas Oil and Gas Regulator Asks City not to Ban Fracking

The head of the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas is asking officials of Denton in North Texas to withhold support from a grass-roots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits. The …

Colorado City Moves To Ban Fracking

Fort Collins city councilors have given initial approval to barring oil and gas exploration, including hydraulic fracturing, in city limits. The Coloradoan reported that councilors listened to nearly two hours of sometimes emotional testimony Tuesday before voting 5-2 to move …