Category: News

Local Governments & Agencies Supporting Fracking Ban

Local governments have written to U.S. Forest Service officials urging them to protect drinking watersheds and ban or place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing mining for natural gas on the George Washington National Forest.

Daily News Record: Supervisors’ Oppose Changes to ‘Right to Farm’

HARRISONBURG — Leaders of Virginia’s largest farming county want to leave no doubt where they stand on proposed legislation to regulate local agricultural zoning laws.

The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday — the first day of this year’s regular General Assembly session — to send a resolution to lawmakers expressing “strong opposition” to a bill by Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge.

Daily News Record: Too Little of Litter?

Fibrowatt’s Poultry Waste Energy Project On Hold Posted: August 22, 2012 By CANDACE SIPOS HARRISONBURG — Fibrowatt LLC, a company that for at least two years has been looking into building a poultry litter-to-energy plant in the central Valley, says it’s

Roanoke Times: GWNF proposed fracking ban a “wise precaution”

A fight over a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in the George Washington National Forest is a reminder of weak laws that govern the practice on private land.

Take Action: Keep Fracking out of GW National Forest

Despite tremendous public comment in support of the proposed ban on horizontal drilling in the GWNF draft plan, the Forest Service is considering opening the forest to fracking.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Va. Residents Back Horizontal Drilling Ban in National Forest

Daily News Record: ‘We Don’t Call It Waste’

February 28, 2012 By Jeremy Hunt HARRISONBURG – To people outside the agriculture industry, poultry litter is just animal waste. But to poultry farmers, that’s an ill-informed misnomer for a product that generates income as fertilizer and that some in

Huffington Post: Fracking In The Mountain State Leaves a Community Scarred

Nov 18- “Battle of Wetzel” featuring our friends from the Wetzel County Action Group.

New York Times: The Fracturing of Pennsylvania

Nov 17: How fracking affects a southwestern PA township

Congress Pressures GWNF to Change Proposed Safeguards for Drinking Water

Public support for the GW’s sensible proposal is more important than ever.