Category: Rockingham County

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.

Posted in Augusta County, Forest Drinking Watersheds, GW National Forest Plan, Marcellus Shale News, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County

Marcellus Gas Drilling

The Commonwealth of Virginia is facing its first Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling with a recent application in Rockingham County. Visit our Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling section to learn more.

Posted in Rockingham County

View Fractracker: Data on Natural Gas Leases in Frederick and Rockingham Counties

Utilizing information from the counties’ electronic deed systems and their on-line GIS systems, over 15,000 acres of land was discovered to have been leased to hydraulic fracture drill for natural gas.

Posted in Frederick County, Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling, Rockingham County

County/City/Towns Adopt Forest Drinking Watershed Resolution

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.

Posted in Rockingham County

Wind Energy

Interest is growing in developing large commercial wind projects in the Shenandoah Valley. Find out where potential sites could be located.

Posted in Augusta County, Page County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Warren County

George Washington National Forest Plan

The forest comprises about 24 percent of the land in Rockingham County and provides drinking water to 52,635 residents in Rockingham, Harrisonburg, Bridgewater and Broadway. Officials are currently rewriting the forest management plan.

Posted in Rockingham County