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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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California Farmers Look to Oil Industry for Water

April 7, 2014 | 9:59 am

California Farmers Look to Oil Industry for Water

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San Joaquin farms tap an unlikely new water source in one of the state’s oldest oil fields. Read more …

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With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

March 31, 2014 | 9:48 am

With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

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How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale? …read more

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How Water and Oil Mix in California

March 31, 2014 | 9:43 am

How Water and Oil Mix in California

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California, the third-largest oil producing state, uses massive amounts of water to produce oil.
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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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September 14, 2012 | 8:35 am

A.M. Splash: West Nile Concerns Grow; FBI Monitored Occupy; Rescued Otter Gives Birth; First Illegal Immigrant Permits Approved

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Worst of West Nile virus season to come (SF Chronicle) California and parts of the Bay Area are expecting the current West Nile virus season to be the worst in at least five years, with almost twice as many cases of the viral infection in humans so far compared with last year. Contra Costa County […]

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