6/18/2013: Illinois governor signed strictest fracking law in nation
4/24/2013: Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that natural gas is not a "mineral"
3/6/2013: New York lawmakers approved two-year fracking moratorium
12/21/2012: EPA released progress report on study to better understand the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water
9/4/2012: Attorneys for Pennsylvania state agencies submitted briefs in appeal on hydraulic fracturing zoning rights ruling
8/16/2012: Cabot Oil and Gas reached an undisclosed settlement with citizens of Dimock, Pennsylvania, on the issue of water supplies possibly contaminated by hydraulic fracturing