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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
Fracking for gas and oil is threatening national forests, parks, and other public area. States need to set minimum standers and rules on the condition and location for hydraulic fracturing. Fracked gas and oil help employ people and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but it hasn't...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, City or Town, School District
State(s) All States
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates the impact of shale industry development in Carroll County, Ohio and argues for policies that optimize the benefits and mitigate costs in the community. Recommendations include the increased taxation of the shale industry, the establishment of local task forces,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Colorado
Source Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Public Safety, Health
This paper highlights the state of Colorado and the exponential growth of fracking in the state over the last two decades. The growth of fracking has benefitted the economy of the state and employs hundreds of thousands of residents, but fracking presents serious environmental and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
Fracking is an under-regulated, highly contaminative, and unsustainable practice. Because major decisions about large-scale fracking projects are unaddressed by the federal government (since profitable oil companies have utilized their monetary and political capital to keep fracking...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source City of Pittsburgh
Policy Areas Public Safety, Environment & Natural Resources, Health
This ordinance bans the commercial extraction of natural gas within the city and establishes a bill of rights which includes the rights of natural ecosystems, the right of self government for city residents, and the right to sustainably access natural water sources. It also removes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Town of Mountain Lake Park
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
This ordinance prohibits the future extraction of natural gas in the city of Mountain Lake Park, and establishes a bill of rights which includes the civil rights of local natural ecosystems, the right to a sustainable energy future for city residents, and the right to self government....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance prohibits the city and county from entering into or extending leases that allow for the extraction of fossil fuels on city-owned or controlled land. It also requires the Director of Property to inspect these properties to ensure that any current or former lessee complies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Borough of West Homestead
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance establishes a bill of rights which protects the rights of communities and citizens' rights to clean and accessible water sources, a sustainable energy future, and self-government. It also bans commercial natural gas extraction and restricts the legal authority of corporations...

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