City of Athens Brunswick - (Medina County) Laurel Creek Property Owner's Association City of Munroe Falls – Proclamation Plain Township (Stark County) – Resolution Mansfield - Ordinance Medina Township (Medina County) – Resolution Hinckley Township (Medina County) - Resolution Montville Township (Medina County) - Resolution City of Navarre Sharon Township (Medina County) - Resolution York Township (Medina County) - Resolution Meyers Lake (Canton)-Village Council - 5/14/2012 North Canton City Council – Resolution Village of Garrettsville – Resolution Village of Hartville – Ordinance Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio – Resolution
Green indicates municipal moratoriums in place.
Other Existing Moratoriums and Bans on Hydrofracking
VERMONT Vermont Fracking Ban Posed To Become Law - 5/4/12 NEW YORK STATE: Assembly passed an extension of the current moratorium through June of 2012. Yates County: Passed a resolution unanimously for similar protection of their watershed as that in New York City and Syracuse. Town of Jerusalem: Enacts a moratorium ordinance for their entire township. Village of Penn Yan: Will not accept any hydrofracking wastewater for processing at the village wastewater treatment plant. Concerned Citizens in the Keuka Lake Watershed Region are asking for a unified moratorium and ban of hydrofrack drilling. The Towns of: Barrington, Jerusalem and Milo have adopted moratoriums on hydrofracking. Dewitt, Tully, Marcellus and Skaneateles: Have enacted Moratoriums Highland (Sullivan Co.) is developing a Moratorium Buffalo: Bans on hydrofrack drilling and wastewater disposal in their city Sullivan County: First County in New York State to enact a Moratorium Lumberland and Tusten (Sullivan County) are rewriting their comprehensive plans to prohibit heavy industrialization, similar to the town of Ulysses Ulysses: Is establishing "industrial zones" attempting to restrict the negative impact of drilling in their water supply Tompkins County: Enacts a ban on hydrofracking on county land Broome County: Bans hydrofracking on county lands Ontario, Sullivan and Onondaga Counties: Bans hydrofracking on County owned land Ulster County: Bans hydrofracking Gorham: (Ontario County enacts a moratorium ordinance Towns around Cooperstown'sreservoir: Middlefield, Otsego, Butternut, Cherry Valley: are moving to ban or restrict natural gas driling and high-volume hydraulic fracking Springfield: Adopts local laws prohibiting heavy industry, including GAS DRILLING THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK GOES ON RECORD SUPPORTING A MORATORIUM ON GAS DRILLING USING HIGH VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACKING Cooperstown's Chamber of Commerce: issues a statement supporting a TOTAL BAN on fracking due to the impact it will make on their watershed, farming and tourism Caroline (Tompkins County) Concerned Citizens launch a petition to ban the use of high volume hydraulic fracking New York City: Calls on US Congress to REMOVE HYDROFRACK DRILLING'S EXEMPTION FROM THE SAFE WATER DRINKING ACT Skaneatele Town Board: has initiated plans for a ban in their township OTSEGO COUNTY PLANNING BOARD: Approves changes to their zoning law to prohibit heavy industry, including Gas and Oil Drilling. Board of Trustees of Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY, "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 Lebanon Town Board members adopt a resolution that calls on the New York State Legislature to repeal and reform laws in the State of New York that currently govern natural gas development Dryden Town Board: Unanimously passes a resolution to move forward with an ordinance to Ban Fracking Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition: Has sued the Department of Environmental Conservation in New York State Supreme Court to declare High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State Forests contrary to the New York State Constitution and applicable environmental laws Otsego Town Board: Clarifies a long-standing prohibition against heavy industry, including Fracking for natural gas, in the town's land use law. This Reaffirmed Its Home Rule right to prohibit drilling through local ordinance. They also approved revisions to its land-use law that strengthen a ban on gas drilling and hydrofracking within the town. This law now specifies that "while the removal of gravel, rock, stone, sand, fill, topsoil or "unconsolidated" minerals has been allowed, extraction of natural gas and petroleum is not permitted. Common Council of Oneonata: Voted to Ban All Forms of natural gas drilling in City limits. Town of Wales: Adopts a Community Rights Ordinance that Bans Fracking. The ordinance establishes a Bill of Rights for Wales residents and "recognizes and secures certain civil and political rights of the residents to govern themselves and protect themselves from harm to their persons, property and environment." Town of Camillus: The exploration of land for Natural Gas by Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing is prohibited Brighton: First municipality in Monroe County to call for a state-wide Moratorium Kirkland: Adopts a one-year moratorium on hydrofrack drilling for natural gas. City of Auburn: Is banning natural gas drilling wastewater (Frack Fluid) from its treatment plant and will no longer accept water from natural gas wells Ithaca Town Board: First Municipality in Tompkins County to Ban Gas Drilling Within Its Borders Town of Cherry Valley: Passes a comprehensive zoning law outlawing new gas drilling and gas processing facilities Geneva: Enacts a law to Ban Fracking Virgil: Bans drilling in much of its aquifier protection district
PENNSYLVANIA: PITTSBURGH Adopts the first in the nation Community Rights Ordinance which elevates the right of the community to decide and the rights of Nature over the rights associated with corporate personhood. City Council unanimously adopted this ordinance which bans natural gas drilling in the city. Luzerne County, Lehman Township: passes an Ordinance calling for Home Rule and a Ban on Drilling within their township Board of Supervisors for Licking Township, Clarion County, PA: Votes unanimously to adopt an ordinance banning corporations from dumping Fracking Wastewater in the township Cresson: Enacts legislation Banning Fracking Washington Township: Has Banned Fracking Philadelphia, PA: Unanimously passed a Moratorium Resolution on Marcellus Shale Drilling Philadelphia, PA: Refuses to purchase Marcellus Shale gas as the dumping of flow back waters is polluting their water supply West Homestead, PA: Adopts an Ordinance that enacts a Local Bill of Rights, which establishes specific rights of West Homestead residents, including the Right to Water, the Rights of Natural Communities, the Right to a Sustainable Energy Future, and the Right to Community Self-Government
BULGARIA - Second European Nation to Ban Fracking - January 28, 2012
QUEBEC, CANADA Quebec government is concerned about hydrofracking following the release of a special committee report saying such work should be delayed until an environmental evaluation can be done. "There will be no compromises on health and the environment," the Minister said. Premier Jean Charest has said the development of a shale-gas industry Must Be Done Correctly or it will not be done at all.
LONDON, ENGLAND A mining company has halted drilling for shale gas after scientists said Two Small Earthquakes might be linked to the Controversial process known as Fracking
FRANCE The French Parliament and Senate voted to Ban Hydraulilc Fracturing. France is the first country in Europe to ban the practice, using the Frack water containing water, chemicals and mud, which fractures the rock with hairline cracks and props open underground fissures.
GERMANY - Moratorium - 2013
LUXEMBOURG Banned fracking December 14, 2012
ROMANIA A moratorium - elections in December 2012 will determine whether moratorium will be lifted.
SOUTH AFRICA A countrywide Moratorium on hydrofracking has been implemented
*Prepared with info compiled by Joe Hoff, Chairman of Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking, August 2, 2011