Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 44 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, Louisiana, and Maryland.
When New York officially banned hydraulic fracturing in late June 2015, many assumed the long-heated political debate was over and there would be no fracing in New York unless the courts overturned the ban.
The British Columbia Supreme Court has ordered the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to reconsider its previous decision to not require an environmental assessment of the proposed Komie North frac sand mine near Fort Nelson, B.C.
On July 17 the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division announced it is taking additional steps in response to induced seismicity concerns, aided by a $200,000 grant from the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment.
On July 9 the California Council on Science and Technology in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, released an expanded independent scientific report on hydraulic fracturing discussing anthropogenic earthquakes.
On July 14, a complaint was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court against Governor Brown and the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) Supervisor Steve Bohlen.
Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 43 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, New York, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state regulatory activity.
Illinois Appellate Court Concludes No Irreparable Harm from Implementation of New Hydraulic Fracturing Rules
The nascent Illinois shale oil and gas industry won a preliminary victory in the courtroom last week. The Appellate Court of Illinois for the Fifth District affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction against the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR’s) new hydraulic fracturing regulations.