Fracking Timeline

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


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