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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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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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(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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