Chevron, Aera Energy Sue to Block Monterey County, California’s Voter-Approved Ban on Fracking

https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/03/07/chevron-aera-energy-sue-block-monterey-county-california-voter-approved-ban-fracking

Last November, voters of Monterey County, California, passed a fracking ban known as Measure Z with 56 percent of the vote, despite being outspent 30-to-1 by the industry-backed group, Monterey County Citizens for Energy Independence. Passing Measure Z makes Monterey the sixth California county to ban fracking, but the first to face a serious legal challenge. In December, Chevron and Aera Energy, the two biggest companies drilling in Central California’s San Ardo fields, both filed lawsuits against Monterey County to block implementation of Measure Z, alleging that it restricts how they can use their property. Click here for reuse options! Tags: californiafracking banshydraulic fracturingchevron

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