April 2015


Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex

Texas Lawmakers Move to Stop Local Fracking Bans – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas Lawmakers Move to Stop Local Fracking Bans
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Just as new scientific reports are reinforcing links between fracking and earthquakes, Texas legislators are moving to limit cities’ control over oil and gas drilling in their communities. The proposed law is worrying not only environmentalists but
Senate committee approves Denton fracking bill Fort Worth Star Telegram

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Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex

Senate committee OKs bill to block city fracking bans – Fort Worth Star Telegram


Fort Worth Star Telegram
Senate committee OKs bill to block city fracking bans
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee voted 9-0 for House Bill 40 — also known as the Denton fracking bill. It reasserts state control over drilling while spelling out some of the limited powers that cities have in regulating …
Texan bill reasserting state fracking control to be put before Senate Shale Energy Insider

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Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex

State hears comments on new fracking regulations – StateImpact Pennsylvania


StateImpact Pennsylvania
State hears comments on new fracking regulations
StateImpact Pennsylvania
The Wolf administration heard for the first time public comment on its newer, tougher proposed rules for the fracking industry. More than 70 speakers were signed up to speak at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing in Washington, Pa.
Planned DEP rules don’t satisfy gas industry, environmentalists Bakken.com (press release)

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Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex

Four parks ‘suitable for fracking’ – Daily Mail


Daily Mail
Four parks ‘suitable for fracking
Daily Mail
“Some national parks have no shales or coal within them or adjacent to them, so are of no interest to fracking companies. Many other national parks do contain shales or coal, but their nature means that they are unlikely to yield economic quantities of
These national parks are perfect for fracking, scientists say Irish Examiner
Local national parks likely to interest fracking firms Yorkshire Post
Exmoor National Park ruled unsuitable for fracking Western Daily Press
The Journal
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