The Western States Petroleum Association and Kern County, where a majority of the state's fracking happens, filed lawsuits due to the lack of granted permits.
Some industries groups say fracking could account for up to 20 percent of the state's oil production.
Senator Joe Manchin was one of the Democrats to back the reconciliation resolution amendment.
George Mitchell and his band of engineer brothers helped create the U.S. shale revolution.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order halting oil and gas drilling. California environmentalists are pushing their governor to get on board.
As part of his plan to prioritize actions to combat climate change, President Biden issued a new executive order aimed at oil and gas drilling.
"Just learned that Sleepy Joe Biden is campaigning in Pennsylvania with Lady Gaga, a proud member of 'Artists Against Fracking,'" President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday.
During the final debate, President Donald Trump claimed that Biden's environmental plan would ruin the oil industry.
Trump scoffed at the idea he could lose the Lone Star State: "The governor calls me from Texas and he says, 'sir, that's not true, you are up a lot," Trump said of Greg Abbott at a rally Monday in Pennsylvania.
"I think young people right now have a very activist, disciplined mindset and they are not here with the intent of voting for their favorite person," Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday on CNN.
President Donald Trump alleged on Friday that Joe Biden's transition towards renewable energy would mean "America's seniors have no air conditioning during the summer."
A video Trump shared showing Biden speaking out against fracking has been viewed more than 10 million times.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that Biden wants to ban fracking outright despite that not being the position of the former vice president.
"No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period," Biden said in March 2020.
Those in the Keystone State worried Joe Biden's energy policies might hurt jobs, see the vice president as a better champion of workers' rights than President Donald Trump.
"There's no question I'm in favor of banning fracking," Kamala Harris said in video footage that resurfaced on social media Wednesday.
Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that Democrats "want to abolish fossil fuels and ban fracking which would cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs all across the heartland."
"It's always the thing that they say first. That's what they're going to do," the president warned his supporters.
The former White House press secretary has weighed in on the energy policies of the Democratic presidential contender, who accuses the GOP of misrepresenting his views.
Trump also threatened to pull federal funding for schools that don't reopen, called Portland's racial justice protesters "terrorists" and falsely claimed that Joe Biden opposes fracking.
His statement may rile left-leaning climate change activists and supporters of renewable energy, including members of his own Climate Change policy team.
Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer sided with the court's conservative justices Monday in a decision clearing the way for a permit to be issued for a natural gas pipeline passing under the Appalachian Trail.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has prompted responses of outrage after stating in a speech that the "pluses and minuses" of climate change will result in some "benefits" for Ireland.
A report from England's Oil and Gas Authority has caused the government to call for a halt to fracking in the country on the basis of new earthquake fears.
The proposal would end a five-year moratorium on leasing California's federal public land to oil companies.
Two environmental groups have joined forces to sue the Trump administration on Wednesday in response to a U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management plan to open up 720,000 acres of federal land to oil and gas developers in 11 counties within California's central cost region.
Workers and residents near fracking sites in Colorado are exposed to toxic chemicals says a Colorado study.
"The commercialization of shale gas and oil in the 21st century has dramatically increased global methane emissions", said the scientist behind the study.
Researchers think the practice led to an earthquake that caused tens of millions of dollars in damage.