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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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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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