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Don’t freak out about fracking ban’s defeat

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...

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...

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

Students stand at California’s anti-fracking rally

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...

Infographic by Ashley OLooney.

Council works to restrict fracking

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...

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