Municipalities across the country have attempted to place restrictions on the use of fracking associated with oil & gas drilling.
Member States continue to adopt national and divergent rules on hydraulic fracturing across Europe. Last week, the United Kingdom facilitated hydraulic fracturing operations by adopting its Infrastructure 2015 Act.
Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 39 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, Oregon, and Virginia.
On Tuesday, January 27, the U.S. Geological Survey released two new publications highlighting historical hydraulic fracturing trends.
On Wednesday, January 28, the Senate voted against Amendment 48 which would allow the federal Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to regulate hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on state and private lands.
On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Pennsylvania’s new governor, Tom Wolf, signed Executive Order 2015-03, thereby reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and forests.
Lisa Frick, our fictional Denton resident, who collected anti-fracking ordinance signatures to put on the Denton City Ballot now complains that fracking near old Texas Stadium caused earthquakes that harmed her twin sister Linda.
Who should decide when, where, how, and even if, hydraulic fracturing should occur?
During a span of about 30 hours between the morning of Tuesday, January 6, and the early afternoon of Wednesday, January 7, twelve small earthquakes were confirmed by the United States Geological Survey in the Dallas area.