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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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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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