May 7, 2018

ProPublica, Ken Ward Jr., May 4, 2018- Matt Wender’s vision for Fayette County begins with the New River Gorge. Whitewater rafters, hikers and mountain bikers congregate there every summer. Craft beer and artisan pizza are helping his home emerge as an outdoor tourism hub. Just upstream from the river, there’s …

April 2, 2018

Monterey Herald, Tom Wright, March 28, 2018- Monterey >> Protect Monterey County, the organization that backed a 2016 anti-fracking ballot initiative called Measure Z, announced it filed an appeal this week challenging a judge’s ruling that invalidated part of the ordinance. Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills issued a …

January 3, 2018

BenitoLink, Thomas Leyde, December 30, 2017- A Monterey County Superior Court judge announced his intended decision Thursday in a challenge by several interests to Measure Z, the anti-fracking initiative passed by county voters in 2016. Judge Thomas Wills’ decision came just six weeks after taking the case under submission. Lawyers familiar with the issue …

December 11, 2017

Longmont Times-Call, John Fryar, December 6, 2017- Colorado’s cities and counties would get more authority to locally regulate oil and gas exploration and production within their boundaries under a proposed state law that Sen. Matt Jones plans to introduce. Jones, D-Louisville, said Wednesday that what he’s calling “the Protect Act” …