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California’s Monterey Shale: Bonanza or Bust? Nobody Really Knows

May 22, 2014 | 8:49 am

California’s Monterey Shale: Bonanza or Bust? Nobody Really Knows

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There’s more than meets the eye to the reported reassessment of the state’s next big oil play. …read more

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Officials Slash Estimate of Recoverable Oil From Monterey Shale

May 21, 2014 | 1:23 pm

Officials Slash Estimate of Recoverable Oil From Monterey Shale

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Amount of oil that can be squeezed from rocks using today’s tech is 96 percent less than thought. Read more …

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Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

May 20, 2014 | 3:41 pm

Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

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Vote comes as at least two other counties consider barring the oil exploration technique. Read more …

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Gov. Brown Skeptical of More Affirmative Action, Anti-Corruption Laws

May 2, 2014 | 12:01 am

Gov. Brown Skeptical of More Affirmative Action, Anti-Corruption Laws

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In wide-ranging interview, governor talks about the environment, political tradition and re-election.

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With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

March 31, 2014 | 9:48 am

With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

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How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale? …read more

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How Water and Oil Mix in California

March 31, 2014 | 9:43 am

How Water and Oil Mix in California

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California, the third-largest oil producing state, uses massive amounts of water to produce oil.
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California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

March 15, 2014 | 9:00 am

California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

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And some say that a fracking boom in California will raise the ante. …read more

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Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

March 10, 2014 | 9:07 am

Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

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Governor gets an earful from environmentalists during address to California Democrats’ confab.

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EPA Imposes New Rules for Fracking Off S. California Coast

January 9, 2014 | 2:27 pm

EPA Imposes New Rules for Fracking Off S. California Coast

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Oil and gas must now tell regulators what chemicals they’re releasing into offshore waters.

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Jerry Brown Lashes Out Against Environmentalists Over Fracking

October 30, 2013 | 5:26 pm

Jerry Brown Lashes Out Against Environmentalists Over Fracking

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On KQED’s “Forum,” the governor said fracking is only one small part of climate change.

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