Canada’s Fraser Institute has published a Research Bulletin following a review of recent research into the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing.
Pennsylvania Township Moves to Revive an Ordinance Banning Disposal of Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities, After Federal Court Ruling Invalidated It
On October 26, 2015, Grant Township, Pennsylvania, filed a Motion for Reconsideration of Western District of Pennsylvania District Court Magistrate Judge Susan Baxter’s October 14, 2015, ruling invalidating several elements of the township’s ordinance (the “Ordinance”).
Yale Study in PA Calms Fears About Water-resource Contamination from Hydraulic-fracturing Activities
A recent Yale study debunked fears about contamination of Pennsylvania’s water resources by hydraulic fracking.
Canada Water Network Identifies Knowledge, Gaps and Opportunities for Water and Hydraulic Fracturing
The Canadian Water Network (CWN) has released a paper on water and hydraulic fracturing that summarizes what is known about water and hydraulic fracturing in Canada, what is most needed to be known and what areas should be targeted for research.
Hydraulic fracturing for shale gas (“fracking”) is a controversial issue worldwide – simultaneously condemned as a harbinger of environmental pollution and earthquakes, and promoted as the solution to dwindling conventional energy resources.
On October 9, 2015 the Ryedale District Council (RDC) voted in favor of a five year moratorium on fracking.
North Carolina countered county fracking regulations with Senate Bill 119 on October 1st.
Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 45 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and several states, including Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, and the Ute Indian Tribe rejoiced when Wyoming federal judge Scott W. Skavdahl issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new hydraulic fracturing regulations.
Pennsylvania Judge Dismisses Tortious Interference Suit Against Environmental Companies and Local Residents
A Pennsylvania state court judge recently dismissed a Butler County fracking lawsuit.