Protect Monterey County

Erika Mahoney

When the oil companies, landowners and mineral rights owners sued Monterey County late last year, the plaintiffs’ side of the courtroom was packed with lots of lawyers.  

Greta Mart @ KCBX

Monterey County’s voter approved fracking ban will go back to court on appeal.

Erika Mahoney

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.

Erika Mahoney

Monterey County’s fracking ban stands, but voters won’t be getting all they hoped for when they passed Measure Z last year. Late Thursday, Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills issued a split decision on the ballot measure.

Krista Almanzan

After Monterey County voters approved a fracking ban last November, oil companies and royalty owners quickly filed six lawsuits against the county.  Those have all been consolidated into one trial.  Phase one began today.