Oklahoma Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Fracking Bans

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT) -- OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on June 1 signed a law that establishes the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as the “sole regulator” of the state’s oil and gas industry and prohibits local municipalities from passing bans on hydraulic fracturing operations.

(SB 809 available. Document #94-150609-014L.)

SB 809

The governor signed Senate Bill 809, which states: “A municipality, county, or other political subdivision may enact reasonable ordinances, rules, and regulations concerning road use, traffic, noise, and odors incidental to oil and gas operations within its boundaries,...
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