Vermont Will Be First U.S. State to Ban Fracking

MONTPELIER, Vermont, May 8, 2012 (ENS) - Vermont is about to become the first U.S. state to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas.

The Vermont House of Representatives voted 103-36 Friday to approve a conference committee report calling for the ban. The report reconciles differences with a bill banning the practice passed by the state Senate last week.