Butte Co. Board of Supervisors vote to ban fracking

Apr 8, 2014 2:10 PM

The Butte County Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 to ban the practice of hydraulic fracking.

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is the controversial process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.

The vote was 4-1 with supervisor Larry Wahl voting against the ban.

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