Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network
* Pittsburgh banned hydraulic fracturing in their city.
* Luzerne County Lehman Township, passed an ordinance calling for “home rule” and a ban on drilling within their surrounding township area.
* Cresson has enacted legislation banning fracking.
* Washington Township has banned fracking.
* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania City Council unanimously passed the pro-moratorium Resolution on Marcellus Shale Drilling Environmental and Economic Impacts.
* Philadelphia refuses to purchase Marcellus Shale gas as the
dumping of flow back waters is polluting their water supply.
* Yates County resolution unanimously passed calls for similar
protection treatment of their watershed as that in NYC and Syracuse watersheds.
* The Town of Jerusalem (Yates) at the February public hearing enacted a moratorium ordinance for their entire township.
* The Town of Milo is drawing up a moratorium statement for board action.
* Dewitt, Tully, Marcellus and Skaneateles have enacted moratoria laws.
* Highland, (Sullivan Co) is developing a moratorium statement.
* Buffalo has banned hydrofrack drilling and wastewater disposal in their city.
* Lumberland (Sullivan Co) is considering a moratorium statement.
* Town of Ulysses is establishing “industrial zones” attempting to restrict the negative impact of drilling in their water supply.
* Tompkins County has enacted a ban on fracking on county land.
* Broome County: Ban on hydrofracking on county lands. Waste restrictions for fracking cuttings and flow back water established.
* Ontario County and Onondaga Counties have enacted bans on fracking on county owned land.
* Ulster County has banned hydrofrack drilling on county owned lands.
* Gorham in Ontario County enacted a moratorium ordinance.
* The towns that ring Cooperstown’s reservoir, Otsego Lake –
Middlefield, Otsego, Butternuts, Cherry Valley and Springfield — are moving to ban or restrict natural gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
* The Medical Society of the State of New York has gone on record supporting a moratorium on gas drilling using high volume hydraulic fracturing.
* Cooperstown’s Chamber of Commerce has issued a position
statement supporting a total ban on fracking due to the impact it will make on their watershed, farming and tourism.
* A group of residents have launched a petition drive designed to ban the use of high-volume, slickwater hydraulic fracturing in the Town of Caroline, Tompkins County.
* New York City has called on the US Congress to remove hydrofrack drilling’s exemption from the Safe Water Drinking Act.
* The Otsego County Planning Board approved changes to
Middlefield’s master plan and zoning law that would specifically prohibit heavy industry, including gas and oil drilling.
* The Board of Trustees of Bassett Medical Center, based in
Cooperstown, New York, views the issue of hydrofracking as a public health issue of the highest priority and resolves that the hydrofracking method of gas drilling constitutes an unacceptable threat to the health of patients, and should be prohibited until such time as it is proven to be safe.
* A consortium of interested citizens is planning for a unified
moratorium and eventual ban of hydrofrack drilling in the entire Keuka Lake watershed region.
* Lebanon town board members adopted a memorializing resolution that calls on the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo to repeal and reform compulsory integration laws in the State of New York that currently govern natural gas development.
* A petition drive has resulted in the Dryden Town Board
unanimously passing a resolution to move forward with an ordinance to ban fracking.
* The New Jersey Senate Environment Committee unanimously passed a bill to ban hydrofrack drilling in the state. The legislators now need to reconcile the Assembly’s Environment Committee’s moratorium bill with the Senate’s Ban Bill. It will be going to the floor in the coming months.
* The first community in Maryland, Mountain Lake Park, adopted an ordinance banning corporations from natural gas drilling.
The above compiled by Joe Hoff, Chairman KCAH, as of April 20, 2011
* Munroe Falls – prevented drilling by enforcing road and zoning ordinances – enforcement upheld by court
*North Canton – passed anti-fracking resolution
*Alliance – considering ordinance to ban fracking on city-owned land
*Plain Twp. (Stark Co.) – Trustees passed resolution asking the state for a moratorium on fracking
*Canton – passed resolution asking the state for a moratorium on fracking
*Hartville - passed resolution asking the state for a moratorium on fracking