Lafayette approves 6-month fracking moratorium on eve of election

November 9, 2017

Lafayette will have the next six months to overhaul its oil and gas regulations as it prepares for what may prove to be a 30-year-long drilling boom slated for the region.

The City Council approved its controversial fracking moratorium by a vote of 6-1, on second reading, Monday night. Amended down from a year, the stay will now bar new oil and gas development within city limits until May.

Monday's decision comes only hours ahead of an election that could see four of the city's seven-member council replaced.

City Councilwomen Chelsea Behanna and Merrily Mazza - the latter was Monday's sole "no" vote - and Councilman Gustavo Reyna are running for reelection (Brad Wiesley is term limited, so one new face is guaranteed).

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