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Senate approves bill creating fracking regulations in Georgia - Atlanta Journal Constitution

March 24, 2017 - 7:56pm

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Senate approves bill creating fracking regulations in Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Feb. 23 2017 - Atlanta - House Rules Committee Chairman John Meadows, R-Calhoun, speaks from the House well in support of a bill to create new regulations for fracking. Legislation approved in the state House on Thursday would create Georgia's first ...

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Hogan's fracking ban would cost Maryland jobs, benefits - Delmarva Daily Times

March 24, 2017 - 5:06pm

Delmarva Daily Times

Hogan's fracking ban would cost Maryland jobs, benefits
Delmarva Daily Times
Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are enjoying an economic resurgence thanks to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” This technology, combined with horizontal drilling, has opened the Marcellus shale formation located beneath these states and ...

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Md. fracking-ban bill, once in doubt, now gliding toward approval - Washington Post

March 24, 2017 - 5:03pm

Washington Post

Md. fracking-ban bill, once in doubt, now gliding toward approval
Washington Post
Maryland is on track to become the third state in the nation to ban hydraulic fracturing, after the Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a House bill that would prohibit the controversial gas-extraction method. The legislation is expected to face ...
Maryland Senate moves forward with fracking banFox Baltimore
Hogan vows veto of bill on low-performing schools - Washington ...Washington Times

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Court dismisses challenge to Delaware River fracking moratorium - The Intelligencer

March 24, 2017 - 1:48pm

StateImpact Pennsylvania

Court dismisses challenge to Delaware River fracking moratorium
The Intelligencer
A U.S. District Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the Delaware River Basin Commission's de facto moratorium on natural gas drilling in the river's basin. The commission was created by Congress and brings together representatives of ...
Judge throws out challenge to DRBC authority over gas drilling in basinStateImpact Pennsylvania

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Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry - Common Dreams

March 24, 2017 - 12:30pm

Common Dreams

Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry
Common Dreams
A group of Colorado teenagers scored a "huge" victory against the state's fracking industry on Thursday when a three-judge panel ruled that the health of citizens and environment takes precedence over oil and gas interests. The decision, handed down by ...
Will Teens' Victory in Court Case Change Fracking in Colorado?Westword
Historic Win in Colorado Fracking LawsuitEcoWatch
Colorado must protect health & environment before allowing fracking, court rulesRT
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Colorado Appeals Court Sides With Teens Seeking to Block Fracking - Bloomberg BNA

March 23, 2017 - 9:55pm

Colorado Appeals Court Sides With Teens Seeking to Block Fracking
Bloomberg BNA
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of six teenage activists who petitioned the state Oil and Gas Commission to consider a rule halting hydraulic fracturing until it can be proved the practice does not harm human health and the environment.

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Fracking Ban Nears Approval in Maryland - InsideClimate News

March 23, 2017 - 4:14pm

InsideClimate News

Fracking Ban Nears Approval in Maryland
InsideClimate News
Two counties in western Maryland sit on top of the Marcellus Shale, the same bedrock formation that spawned oil and gas booms in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In 2006, energy companies started to express interest in moving ...
State Roundup, March 23, 2017MarylandReporter.com

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Addams Family actor lends voice to Maryland fracking opposition - Baltimore Sun

March 23, 2017 - 11:18am

Baltimore Sun

Addams Family actor lends voice to Maryland fracking opposition
Baltimore Sun
State lawmakers converge in Annapolis each year for their annual 90-day General Assembly session. Sometimes the days fly by, while at other times the session can seem to drag in an endless rotation of floor sessions and committee hearings. Everyone ...

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UK Starts Drilling First Fracking Wells - Daily Caller

March 23, 2017 - 10:40am

UK Starts Drilling First Fracking Wells
Daily Caller
Local government officials gave the energy company IGas permission to drill the first hydraulically-fractured well in Britain Wednesday. IGas and several other energy firms believe portions of the UK are sitting atop abundant, commercially viable ...

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Lawmakers, Environmentalists Push For State Fracking Ban - CBS Miami

March 23, 2017 - 10:34am

CBS Miami

Lawmakers, Environmentalists Push For State Fracking Ban
CBS Miami
Supporters of last year's House bill argued that it would set up a regulatory framework to address the potential of fracking in the state. Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, one of the co-sponsors of this year's House bill, said the practice “makes no sense ...

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Richmond utilities director asks City Council to reject proposed ban on fracking in city - Richmond.com

March 22, 2017 - 5:43pm

Richmond.com

Richmond utilities director asks City Council to reject proposed ban on fracking in city
Richmond.com
The chief of public utilities in Richmond is warning City Council members against going along with a proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing within the city of Richmond. Department of Public Utilities Director Robert Steidel said he doesn't want to ...

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Florida fracking foes rally at Capitol, but proposed ban splits Legislature - Naples Daily News

March 22, 2017 - 2:54pm

Naples Daily News

Florida fracking foes rally at Capitol, but proposed ban splits Legislature
Naples Daily News
Many in the crowd of roughly 100 people flooded legislative committee rooms last year as the Legislature considered a plan that proposed a study of fracking and statewide regulation. "Maybe this year they came to their senses," said Dianne Whitecotton ...
Commissioners say fracking ban will protect water supplyTallahassee.com
Florida lawmakers weigh statewide fracking ban - Story | FOX 13 ...FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
Hundreds Urge Sunshine State to Ban Fracking, Support SolarEcoWatch
WCTV -Orlando Sentinel -Daily Business Review (registration)
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Gov. Wolf sees hope for Pa. 'manufacturing renaissance' in Marcellus Shale liquids - PennLive.com

March 22, 2017 - 2:30pm

PennLive.com

Gov. Wolf sees hope for Pa. 'manufacturing renaissance' in Marcellus Shale liquids
PennLive.com
According to the report titled "Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania's Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing," Marcellus Shale gas liquids like ethane and propane could fuel up to $3.7 billion in new investments here. Ethane and propane are the ...

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'Forced pooling': Erie residents wary of controversial fracking practice - Boulder Daily Camera

March 22, 2017 - 1:10pm

'Forced pooling': Erie residents wary of controversial fracking practice
Boulder Daily Camera
Residents in Erie's Old Town are facing down a fracking order that harkens back to the early days of the oil boom, a controversial pooling born out of statutes used to force through horizontal drilling. Neighbors within the district have met the orders ...

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Maryland Close to Passing Statewide Fracking Ban - U.S. News & World Report

March 22, 2017 - 11:31am

U.S. News & World Report

Maryland Close to Passing Statewide Fracking Ban
U.S. News & World Report
The House passed a veto-proof majority bill on March 10 that would install a permanent statewide fracking ban. A House bill identical to one sponsored by state Sen. Robert "Bobby" Zirkin has cleared the Senate Education, Health and Environment ...
Maryland Senate panel OKs ban on frackingBaltimore Sun
Fracking ban advances to Maryland Senate floorWashington Post
Our say: State's environmentalists win on frackingCapitalGazette.com
Frederick News Post (subscription) -WJLA -RTO Insider
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Tucker: Embrace scientific facts – reject fracking ban - Tallahassee.com

March 22, 2017 - 11:26am

Tallahassee.com

Tucker: Embrace scientific facts – reject fracking ban
Tallahassee.com
Recent calls for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” would take away my property and mineral rights based on emotion rather than science. EPA in December 2016 issued its multi-year study on the potential impacts of ...

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Lafayette defiantly passes symbolic anti-fracking bill - The Denver Post

March 22, 2017 - 10:49am

The Denver Post

Lafayette defiantly passes symbolic anti-fracking bill
The Denver Post
The long-slated “Climate Bill of Rights and Protections,” an anti-fracking proposal that has unfolded amid a rash of sound and fury throughout Lafayette in recent months, was approved Tuesday night. The vote, which passed 4-2 on its final reading, came ...

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Anti-Fracking Rally Planned At State Capitol | WGCU News - WGCU News

March 22, 2017 - 8:58am

WGCU News

Anti-Fracking Rally Planned At State Capitol | WGCU News
WGCU News
A rally to drum up support for a bill that would ban fracking for oil and gas in Florida is expected to draw people from around the state Wednesday morning on the ...

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Maryland bill to ban fracking heads to Senate committee - WMDT

March 21, 2017 - 11:55pm

Maryland bill to ban fracking heads to Senate committee
WMDT
MARYLAND - An update on the Maryland fracking bill that was first introduced to both the Senate and House earlier in February. As of Tuesday, the bill that was introduced in the Senate is being held, but the fracking bill that has first brought to the ...

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