Worst Fracking Regulations in the United States
New York has the worst regulations for oil and gas in the UnitedStates. This is self-evident to anyone that is familiar with regulationsin other states.
The worst gas well setbacks in the nation
The setback of a gas well from a land use is a good measure of regulations. The greater the setback, the more protection for the builtenvironment. The DEC’s shale gas well setbacks are worse than anyother state or municipal ordinance, as indicated in the following table:
DEC State and Local Ordinances
House 100 feet Texas 1,000
MD.1,000ND.1,640Alberta 350 - 5,280Wyoming 350N.M. 1,000
School 150Texas 1,000Well 500 N.M. 750
Stream 150N.M. 1,000Pond 0N.M. 750Historical site 0 N.M. 750Park 0 Utah 5,280
State setback of 200 feet is overridden by town ordinances which vary from 600feet in Fort Worth, 800 feet in Lewisville, to 1,320 feet in Midland. The towns of Flower Mound and Southlake are typical at 1000 feet.
Santa Fe County and Valencia County. Arriba County is 650 feet.
Santa Fe County
Town of Flower Mound