We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Calif. County Fracking Bans Set Stage For Statewide Brawl

Law360, New York (November 7, 2014, 6:07 PM EST) -- Two California counties on Election Day joined a growing list of Golden State localities outlawing hydraulic fracturing, setting up a collision with statewide fracking regulations enacted last year that will spark court challenges from the oil and gas industry and landowners, experts say.

Voters in Mendocino and San Benito counties passed proposals outlawing fracking within their borders, while a third proposal in Santa Barbara County failed. The practical effects of the new bans are relatively minor, since Mendocino County has no oil or gas wells, while San Benito County had only 20 active wells in 2013, according to state records. But...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!



Kirkland & Ellis LLP has redefined what it means to be the biggest of BigLaw — weighing in at 2,116 attorneys by year end 2018 and becoming the first firm since Law360 began tracking law firm head counts to top 2,000 U.S.-based attorneys.



Law Firms