The Orion

Don’t freak out about fracking ban’s defeat

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

March 6, 2015

  On Feb. 10, the Butte County Board of Supervisors let an ordinance die that would have instituted a ban on hydraulic fracturing. I am anti-fracking myself. It is a detriment to the fresh drinking water of California, a resource that cannot afford to be compromised. However, the bill...

Butte County strides toward fracking ban

Butte County strides toward fracking ban

Yessenia Funes

April 8, 2014

Tuesday marked a checkpoint for Butte County's journey to become the first California county to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This morning, the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in support of a ban until the language of its prohibition is approved in early May, said Robyn DiFalco, the Butt...

Students stand at California’s anti-fracking rally

Chico State student Kevin Killion, of AS Sustainability, joins thousands of environmental activists in protesting in front of the state Capitol. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Gary Nelson

March 26, 2014

One issue brought together students, Buddhist monks, grandmothers, authors, farmers and brewers from all over California. Fracking is happening in California, and they want it to stop. Nearly 60 Chico activists boarded a bus bound for the state Capitol early on March 15 to demand a ban on fracking, or hydraulic fracturing for fossil fuels, in California. The grou...

Council works to restrict fracking

Infographic by Ashley O'Looney.

Yessenia Funes

February 5, 2014

Community-led organizations throughout Butte County are building an alliance to protect groundwater from hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking. The Butte Environmental Council, a nonprofit that focuses on education and advocacy, will meet with the Butte County Water Commission Wednesday to...

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