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Research Guides - Hydrofracking
Information for Local Governments and Citizens
Best Management Practices
Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project
This database and website are maintained as a project of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment at the University of Colorado Law School. The website includes data about best management practices and the law and policy tab has references to relevant local laws.
Local Actions Impacting Fracking, Including Bans
These websites gather information about fracking, including lists of municipalities which have taken some action to ban fracking.
Baldwin Hills Oil Watch: Municipality Fracking Bans
This website has a list of "cities and municipalities that have effected bans on Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) and or oil drilling." The list is organized by categories: rights based ordinances, zoning law/land use changes, direct bans, perpetual moratorium, temporary moratorium.
Food and Water Watch: Local Actions Against Fracking
Food and Water watch has extensive resources about fracking including their Fracking Action Center. This link leads to a list of municipalities (organized by state) that have taken some action against fracking.
Fracktracker maps include information about local bans and moratoria. See map of NY for example.
Keep Tap Water Safe: List of Bans Worldwide
This blog, edited by Liz Rosenbaum, includes lists of municipalities which have taken action to ban fracking and links to relevant materials concerning those actions.
R-Cause: Rochesterians Concerned About Unsafe Shale Gas Extraction has links to bans and moratoria enacted in New York State.
Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative
The Maryland Department of the Environment webpage on "Proposed Regulations: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production" includes the final report includes the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Study Final Report and other relevant documents.
Citizen Shale is an environmental advocacy group focused on the issues of hydrofracking in Maryland.