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Top Stories of the Week July 3-9

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Over the past year, Energy Media Group has put together a top 5 stories specific our separate shale plays websites, which include Bakken.com, EagleFordTexas.com, Marcellus.com, PermianShale.com, Haynesville.com, and NiobraraChalk.com. Going forward, our Top Stories of the Week will be an all-inclusive posting of the stories that our readers across all areas found most engaging, including international headlines to those affecting ...

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Western Maryland town bans fracking within its borders

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FRIENDSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its borders. The Town Council approved the ban on a 5-1 vote Tuesday. The town is in Garrett County, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus shale rock formation. State environmental regulators are developing rules to allow companies to use the technique ...

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Third Colorado oil, gas rule-making meeting yields more complaints of finer points

Pumpjack operating in the niobrara shale located in Colorado

DENVER –– Three days of public hearings may result in a changed proposal before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission come January. The commission has been considering new rules recommended by the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force, one which asked the commission to require oil and gas operators to consult local governments when siting large-scale facilities in increasingly ...

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Fracking moratorium passes on 4-0 vote

Tears, smiles and high-fives filled the Stokes County courtroom Monday night as fracking opponents celebrated a victory in their multi-year battle to keep the practice out of Stokes County. The Stokes County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to pass a three-year moratorium on fracking in the county, effective immediately. Commissioner James Booth was not present at the meeting but had ...

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Is fracking moratorium legal?

SANFORD — A bill moving through the N.C. Legislature, if passed, would put an end to Lee County’s bid to limit hydraulic fracturing via its unified development ordinance, according to the county manager. “It’s obviously an attempt to stop some of the things that local governments are trying to do,” Lee County Manager John Crumpton said of House Bill 765, ...

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Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

AUSTIN, Texas  — The regulatory agency overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn’t caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. The preliminary findings mark the first decision by the Texas Railroad Commission since it was authorized last year to consider whether seismological activity was caused by ...

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Longmont fracking ban appeal at Supreme Court crossroads

When it comes to whether the city of Longmont can ban hydraulic fracturing, the ball is in the state’s highest court. On Monday the Colorado Court of Appeals said the matter of whether Longmont’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, interfered with the state’s interest in the oil and gas industry was better left up to the Colorado Supreme ...

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