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Alice Waters, Fellow Chefs Launch Petition Against Fracking

September 26, 2013 | 1:13 pm

Alice Waters, Fellow Chefs Launch Petition Against Fracking

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The Berkeley chef and dozens of other food experts ask for a California moratorium on fracking.

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Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

September 13, 2013 | 4:41 pm

Legislators Toss Gov. Brown Some 400 Bills at Deadline

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Fracking, raising the minimum wage, and driver’s licenses for immigrants top the list.

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What Will California’s New Fracking Bill Do?

September 12, 2013 | 6:11 pm

What Will California’s New Fracking Bill Do?

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A fracking bill would require drillers to tell the state which chemicals and how much water they use.

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Little Love for California Fracking Bill as It Nears Passage

September 11, 2013 | 3:53 pm

Little Love for California Fracking Bill as It Nears Passage

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A compromise fracking bill imposes conditions on the energy-extraction technique, but doesn’t stop it.

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State Faces Battle With Oil Industry Over Proposed New Fracking Regulations

August 14, 2013 | 1:30 pm

State Faces Battle With Oil Industry Over Proposed New Fracking Regulations

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The next four weeks will determine how aggressively California regulates the controversial oil-drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing. And as state Sen. Fran Pavley points out, “four weeks is a long time, legislatively.” The energy industry is watching these developments closely and with a degree of apprehension. Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, has spent the summer engaged […]

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Poll: Majority Of Californians Oppose Fracking

August 1, 2013 | 6:00 am

Poll: Majority Of Californians Oppose Fracking

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California may be on the verge of an oil-drilling boom powered by hydraulic fracturing, but a new poll shows more than half of respondents have serious questions about using high-pressured water, chemicals and sand to blast oil out of California’s Monterey Shale formation. Fifty-one percent of the people who responded to the Public Policy Institute […]

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Fracking Regulation Bill May Expand to Other Parts of Drilling Process

June 19, 2013 | 9:06 am

Fracking Regulation Bill May Expand to Other Parts of Drilling Process

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The legislator behind the last major hydraulic fracturing bill left standing in Sacramento says she’s preparing to broaden the measure. Senator Fran Pavley’s bill, SB 4, passed the Senate last month on a 28-11 vote. It’s now in front of the Assembly. The legislation would set standards for how California regulates oil drilling and what […]

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California Democrats Flex Muscles–and Talk About How to Use Them

April 15, 2013 | 6:30 am

California Democrats Flex Muscles–and Talk About How to Use Them

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If last month’s gathering of California Republicans had the feel of a postmortem, this weekend’s California Democratic convention seemed much more like a three-day end-zone dance. Speaker after speaker took to the podium to tout the party’s 2012 victories: supermajorities in both the Assembly and Senate, winning six House seats from Republicans, and the passage […]

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(Video) Ruling on Monterey Fracking Knocks Regulators; Bill Advances in Senate

April 9, 2013 | 10:50 am

(Video) Ruling on Monterey Fracking Knocks Regulators; Bill Advances in Senate

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Update: A bill regulating fracking in California passed Tuesday in the state Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee. Los Angeles County Democrat Fran Pavley’s measure requires drillers to apply for permits before they use pressurized water to extract oil from shale rock, and to inform the state how much water they use and what chemicals […]

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Interview: Al Gore on Fracking

February 19, 2013 | 1:22 pm

Interview: Al Gore on Fracking

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Last week on KQED’s Forum program, Al Gore spoke with host Michael Krasny about his new book and a bunch of other topics. One subject that perked our interest because we’ve been covering it: fracking. As KQED Science’s Lauren Sommer explains … Fracking is an oil-extraction technique in which millions of gallons of water, mixed […]

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