The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would require a study of the health impact of fracking in Colorado.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is tightening permit conditions for horizontal drillers after a report from state geologists found a “probable connection” between hydraulic fracturing and a string of small earthquakes near Youngstown, Ohio.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Announces Tougher Conditions for Horizontal Drilling Near Faults or Areas of Seismic Activity
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer announced that the Department will include tougher conditions in permits for horizontal drilling for oil and gas near faults or areas of past seismic activity.
Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and other supporters of SB 1132 cleared their first major hurdle in their renewed effort to place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and other forms of well stimulation treatment in the state of California.
Colorado Supreme Court Grants Petition to Consider Use of Lone Pine Orders in Toxic Tort Case Involving Hydraulic Fracturing
On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court granted a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Antero Resources, et al. v. Strudley, et al.
On March 24, the Energy and Shale practice team of BakerHostetler held its latest Shale Symposium, titled “The State of the Shale Play” at the Royal Sonesta in Houston, Texas.
Legislation that would significantly expand landowner protection in oil and gas leasing transactions was recently approved by the Pennsylvania State Senate.
SB 4 did not place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or other well stimulation treatments.
Propping Open Cracks in Secret Depths of Fracking Chemicals: How the Wyoming Supreme Court is Demanding More of Companies Seeking Trade Secret Protection
In Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2014 WY 37 (2014), the Wyoming Supreme Court recently held that state district courts receiving appeals of denied record requests must independently determine whether the information must be disclosed or not, rather than merely reviewing the determination of the Commission as an administrative decision.
With Congress and the White House mired in partisan gridlock and preoccupied by issues like the federal debt ceiling, the Affordable Care Act rollout, and the Edward Snowden leak investigation, states again took the lead on shale gas issues in 2013.