Fight Over Fracking Continues as Counties Begin to Ban Practice

Environmental interest groups score wins on fracking bans in New Mexico, New York.


An anti-fracking rally at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Though the state's government has not decided whether to ban fracking, one town has joined a county in New Mexico in banning the practice.

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"For decades, states have been successfully regulating fracturing," House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said in a release announcing a hearing schedule next week to examine the proposed rule. "This 'one size fits all' regulatory structure being pursued by the Obama Administration is a waste of time and energy."

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