"Oil, Gas Boom Taps Rush of Ordinances And Bans Across The U.S."

"Development of oil and gas shale formations has sparked drilling from Pennsylvania to California, and that is leading to a new wave of local oil and gas ordinances and bans.

Towns and cities — from Robinson Township, Pa., population 13,354, to Dallas, population 1.2 million — are enacting rules to limit or control oil and gas development.

Beverly Hills, Calif., home to Hollywood stars and a cluster of wells at Beverly Hills High School, has banned fracking, the technique used to crack shale and free up oil and gas."

Mark Jaffe reports for the Denver Post July 27, 2014.


"Can Your Town Ban Fracking? Depends on the State" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Colorado: Judge Strikes Down Town's Fracking Ban" (InsideClimate News)

"New York Towns Can Prohibit Fracking, State’s Top Court Rules" (New York Times)

Source: Denver Post, 07/28/2014