"Oregon House Approves 10-Year Ban On ‘Fracking’"

"SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House approved a 10-year ban on fracking to explore for oil and natural gas.

Lawmakers voted 42-12 on Monday to prohibit the process, which injects high-pressure liquids into underground rock to extract oil and gas. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.

There are currently no fracking operations in Oregon. But developers say there's potential for coalbed methane extraction in the Willamette Valley, which this bill would also block."

The Associated Press had the story March 18, 2019.


"Oregon Extends Offshore Drilling Ban" (AP)

Source: AP, 03/20/2019