The Unintended Effects of Protecting the Environment – How Banning Fracking Can Lead San Benito County to Bankruptcy

The Unintended Effects of Protecting the Environment – How Banning Fracking Can Lead San Benito County to Bankruptcy

On November 4, 2014, San Benito County voters went to the poles to vote on Measure J, the measure designed to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and related gas and oil extraction activities, as well as other “high-intensity petroleum operations,” including acid well stimulation and cyclic steam injection.

Railroad Commission Chairwoman On Fracking Ban: “It’s My Job to Give Permits, Not Denton’s”

By | North America Shale Blog | November 11, 2014

At a November 6 event, Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christi Craddick unequivocally stated that the Commission would continue to issue drilling permits to operators in Denton, despite the November 4 vote making it the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing. “It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s.