Tag: fracking

McAuliffe stands strong on fracking trade-secret exemptions from FOIA

Legislation attempting to exempt hydraulic fracturing trade secrets from FOIA met rejection in the General Assembly.


House advances bill to hide fracking chemicals from public

The House of Delegates today advanced a bill that would exempt information about chemicals used in fracking from public disclosure.

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Locals, environmental groups raise concerns over fracking standards

Local residents and community activists joined environmental and social justice groups to call for a comprehensive study and review of state fracking standards.

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State, regional groups push for stronger Virginia fracking protections

Four environmental organizations joined forces to call on Governor Terry McAuliffe to conduct a comprehensive review of the state’s safeguards on fracking.

Learn about Cove Point: Fracked gas export terminal

Cove Point, the the first liquefied fracked gas export terminal to be built on the East Coast, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are directly connected in ways that are both insidious and dangerous for citizens of Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.

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Virginia attorney general opinion spells out local authority over fracking

Today Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring released an opinion confirming a locality’s ability to use its land use and zoning authority to prohibit shale gas development, also known as fracking.

Wild Virginia weighs in on George Washington National Forest plan

After more than seven years of stop-and-go progress, the George Washington National Forest finally has a new Forest Plan to guide management for the next 10-15 years.

Conservationists applaud keeping George Washington National Forest lands closed to drilling, fracking

Local conservation groups expressed support for today’s decision from the U.S. Forest Service to make the George Washington National Forest unavailable for oil and gas drilling.

Sierra Club responses to George Washington National Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service today released a new plan for how the George Washington National Forest will be used and managed in the future.


Wild Virginia response to McAuliffe pipeline announcement

Despite strong opposition from landowners and the citizens of Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe made statements today in support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposal, previously the “Dominion Southeast Reliability Project.”

Bruce Elder ends congressional campaign: Fighting cancer

Democrat Bruce Elder announced today he is ending his campaign for U.S. Congress in the Sixth District due to being diagnosed with cancer.

Film Screening in Harrisonburg: Gasland II

Wild Virginia is excited to host a special, free screening of Gasland II in Harrisonburg.

Earth Talk: Greener ways to frack for natural gas?

Hydraulic fracturing (known as “fracking”) is a method of causing fissures in underground shale rock formations to facilitate the extraction of otherwise inaccessible natural gas and oil. In a typical fracking operation, drillers inject a mixture of pressurized water and chemicals underground to fracture the rock and free up the gas and oil.

Katherine McFate: Strengthen state oversight of fracking

States have begun to respond to citizen complaints, but no state requires enough upfront collection of data and monitoring of drilling operations to ensure protection of local water supplies

Fracking forum in Waynesboro on Wednesday

A public forum on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Waynesboro UU Fellowship on 565 Pine Ave. at 7 p.m. Fracking is the controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale formations that may come to this region of Virginia in the future. The forum is an effort to […]

Forum to detail issues with fracking

A request for a special-use permit that would allow a Texas-based energy company to drill for natural gas in Rockingham County is perhaps permanently on the table. Locals still need to arm themselves with knowledge of the process known as hydrofracture that companies use to extract natural gas from the ground and its long list […]