August 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Texas oil drilling company Dan A. Hughes Co. submitted legal responses Wednesday in response to a lawsuit, revoking their drilling permits in Collier County, commenced by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The drilling company filed two motions in the Collier County Circuit ...[read more]
July 1, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The New York Court of Appeals ruled Monday that towns can use zoning laws to ban hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, within their town lines. In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled in favor of the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, which passed zoning ordinances in 2011 that prohibited gas ...[read more]
October 11, 2013
by Peter Snyder
France Constitutional Council on Friday upheld France's ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, finding that banning the controversial natural gas extraction process is a valid means of protecting the environment. The issue was brought before the council by representatives of Schuepbach Energy ... ...[read more]
August 20, 2013
by Julie Deisher
A judge for Michigan's Barry County Circuit Court on Monday dismissed a fracking lawsuit by Michigan Land Air Water Defense (MLAWD) against the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). MLAWD sought a declaratory ruling nullifying the MDNR auctions of mineral rights within Barry and ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been at the center of much debate in the past decade. The process has had an enormous impact on the energy industry in the US, particularly with regard to natural gas markets. Natural gas will continue to play an important role in the energy future of the US, ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Shale gas deposits have been identified across the US and drilling efforts had begun as early as the 1940s. As natural gas extraction intensified in the early twenty-first century and environmental concerns gained publicity, some landowners filed lawsuits, particularly in the northeast Marcellus ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Since 2005, there has been a great deal of state legislation passed codifying restrictions on the natural gas industry. Some states chose to embrace precautionary policy and set ground rules for the industry as the natural gas boom was just beginning. Other states have passed legislation aimed at ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been at the center of much debate in the past decade. The process has had an enormous impact on the energy industry in the US, particularly with regard to natural gas markets. Natural gas will continue to play an important role in the energy future of the US, ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by G. Redd
Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn on Tuesday signed the most restrictive fracking legislation in the country into law. The bill was a joint effort between government and industry specialists and is receiving high praise from the state's environmental and manufacturing communities. It requires all ...[read more]
May 18, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 18, 2012, Vermont became the first US state to ban hydraulic fracking when Governor Peter Shumlin signed Bill H. 464 into law. Hydraulic fracking is a method used by many major oil companies to extract natural gas and obtain shale oil and gas by using an extremely pressurized mixture of ...[read more]

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