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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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February 12, 2013 | 10:25 am

Watch Live Video: Calif. Senate Committee Debates Fracking

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The Senate Joint Natural Resources and Environmental Quality Committee is discussing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a method of extracting oil and gas by smashing underground rocks. California regulators drafted rules to govern the environmentally controversial process on Dec. 17.

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