King George County, VA Commits Fracking Suicide with Vote to Ban

King George County VAJust last week MDN warned that anti-drilling radicals running King George County, VA were contemplating a vote to ban fracking in the county (see Anti-Drilling Radicals Push Frack Ban in Virginia). Earlier this week, all five supervisors in King George County put a gun to their heads and pulled the trigger–metaphorically speaking. They voted to ban fracking in all but 9% of the county. That is, fracking is now banned in King George. No, there is no Marcellus Shale underlying the county, but there is Taylorsville shale layer–and there is interest in drilling there, someday. As we previously stated, we’ve seen this movie before. The county can expect lawsuits and taxpayers will be required to cough up money via higher taxes to defend the indefensible–the stripping away of personal property rights by dictatorial supervisors…

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