At the 2017 Convention, membership approved Program that included the position on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking). A huge thank you to the committee, the state board and the many members who contributed to this document. Read the official version here: http://lwv-va.org/files/convention_2017_04_28_frackingposition_schutz.pdf … Continue reading →
(Tyler Hammel, Capital News Service) http://www.localkicks.com/politics/down_in_richmond/panel-amends-and-oks-bills-on-chemicals-used-in-fracking SB1291 and SB1292 have passed a senate subcommittee and now move to (according to Richmond Sunlight, the LIS has not updated to reflect this schedule): Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 01/30/2017. It … Continue reading →
According to the DMME Gas and Oil Regulatory Advisory Panel, the Final Regulations for hydraulic fracturing became effective on December 28th. Considering this was done despite the request by extractive industries to postpone this document, this could be a good … Continue reading →
are now available on this website for your use at local League meetings. Final Committee Report and Consensus Questions … Continue reading →
Editorial – Don’t let drilling companies hide fracking data A Sept. 26th, 2016 editorial in the Richmond Times-Dispatch deals with transparency. In particular, it seems a suggestion has been made to postpone the adoption of proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing … Continue reading →
14 Pipeline Projects in 24 States … Which Will Be the Next Battleground? http://www.ecowatch.com/fracking-pipeline-projects-2011302077.html With the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline curtailed, some are ramping up to try to shut down more pipelines. This article discusses some of … Continue reading →
Thanks to all who participated (presenters and audience alike), and thanks to those “behind the scenes” folks who put the workshops together and got things to work right:) Organizing one of these is no easy task. It was great!
You can now see Rona Ackerman’s Hydrulic Fracturing presentation on the special website we have for hydraulic fracturing (thanks to the Board for allowing this). The website is still growing and should prove a useful resource for the study process and for the future.
Home page of the website, where you can find links to other information: http://bit.ly/2d6ny6B
See the slide presentation here: Workshop Presentation
In a recent article, Environmental Protection Agency: Tighter Controls Are Needed For Fracking, the author alludes to some of the problems that could be inherent in the current and proposed control of fracking. Is it too early to be making … Continue reading →
Potential Health and Environmental Effects of Hydrofracking in the Williston Basin, Montana This is 2012 a case study by Joe Hoffman – student at Montana State University, Depart. of Earth Sciences. In it, the author covers the basics of how … Continue reading →
An article in the Daily Press by Travis Fain: “FOIA bill: Fracking chemicals can be secret“, 1/28/16 discusses a Freedom of Information Act Bill (Virginia House Bill 1389, a.k.a. HB1389) that was a late addition to the 2016 legislative session. … Continue reading →