Anti-Fracking initiative put on hold

Jul 29, 2014 4:19 PM by News Staff

The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday for a study on the economic and environmental impact of an anti-fracking ordinance in Butte County, meaning the initiative will not see the ballot until the 2016 general election.

Chico Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs certified the petitions signatures last night at 7 p.m. leaving the Butte County Board of Supervisors with three options moving forward.

The first option was to adopt a ban of hydraulic fracturing within Butte County, the second was to put the matter to a vote in November and the third was the order for a 30-day study on the impact of hydraulic fracturing.

The board voted 4-1 in favor of the study, after hours of public testimony, the majority of which came from supporters of the anti-fracking movement.


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