Oil and Gas Industry Who's Got Measure Z's Back? By Erika Mahoney • Jan 9, 2018 Erika Mahoney Listen Listening... / 1:39 Monterey County defended its voter approved fracking ban in court, and got a split decision. Now the question is whether the county has a responsibility to appeal that decision. Inside The Courtroom Of The Measure Z Trial By Erika Mahoney • Nov 15, 2017 Erika Mahoney Listen Listening... / 4:22 Thursday PM Update: The first phase of the trial over Monterey County’s voter-approved fracking ban wrapped up Thursday afternoon. Judge Thomas Wills has 90 days to make a decision.