Fracking ordinance heads to voters March 21

Despite drawing some vocal skepticism, a proposed town ordinance regulating waste from fracking — the hydraulic fracturing process used to extract oil and gas from the ground — is headed to Ridgefield voters later this month. “Has this happened anywhere in town?” asked Scott DeYoung. A chemical engineer, DeYoung was dubious when the selectmen scheduled a March 21 public hearing … read more

Town seeks draft prohibition against fracking waste

Waste from “fracking” — the hydraulic fracturing process used to extract oil and gas from the ground — may not seem much of a threat in leafy, residential, suburban Ridgefield. But problems from the reuse or possible disposal, storage — and transport — of often-toxic fracking wastes are enough of a concern that the selectmen are following up on local … read more

Letter: Ban local fracking waste dumps

To the Editor: Over the past few years, a new process for procuring natural gas has become more prevalent in the United States and other countries of the world. It is known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking for short, and involves pumping chemicals into the ground causing cracks to form in the soil. These openings allow natural gas to rise … read more

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