Shale gas ban. List of Bans Worldwide

[U.S. UPDATE:  September 18, 2013]
Bowling Green City Council Passes Fracking Ban, The BG News, September 18, 2013
Numerous Town Bans and Moratoria  In New York State, now listed and mapped by
Dryden, New York
The Little Town That Took On Fracking And Big Oil”  Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, August 17, 2013:
In 2011, rural Dryden, in upstate New York, banned hydraulic fracking, prompting an oil corporation which had spent millions of dollars buying up leases in Dryden, from private home and farm owners, to sue. The energy company wanted the court to force the town to accept industrial gas drilling including fracking, within town limits. Not only did the town fight back, it garnered the support of 20,000 people to support them in their fight. But the battle is not over. The panelists discuss.
New Mexico County First In Nation To Ban Fracking To Safeguard Water by Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2013
Ballot Measure on Colorado Fracking Ban In The Works“ by Curtis Wackerle, Aspen Daily News, August 17, 2013
A moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing to retrieve natural gas passed The Pennsylvania State Democratic committee caucus by a standing vote of 115 in favor to 81 opposed.
Marcellus Moratorium ,, July 15, 2013
58% of Pennsylvanians Support a Statewide Moratorium
VIDEO: EPA Pulls Plug On Fracking Studies As Polls Show Support For Moratorium by Steve Doty, The Washington Examiner, July 31, 2013
[GLOBAL UPDATE: August 18, 2013]
Cantabria, SPAIN
Shale-Rich Spanish Region Votes To Ban Fracking”,, April 9, 2013
Lawmakers in Spain’s northern Cantabria region unanimously voted on Monday (8 April) to ban hydraulic fracturing on environmental concerns, shooting down the central government’s hopes for a project to boost jobs in a region believed to be rich in shale gas.
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Global List of Fracking Bans and Moratrium by Johnny Linehan and Marina Stefan, Fracking Hell (UK) (Files)   
The Fracking Hell list is updated regularly. Visit for most current list, or add a ban of your own to the comments.