Mora County’s Republican Chairman is decrying the ordinance banning oil and gas extraction in that county.
The law, dubbed the Mora County Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance, passed by a 2-1 vote of the Mora County Commission on Monday. The Pennsylvania-based Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund said in a news release that Mora is the first county in the country to permanently ban oil and gas drilling.
Frank F. Trambley, the chairman of the Mora County Republican Party issued a blistering statement criticizing the move.
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