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KQED | May 02, 2014 | by John Myers
Few issues have hounded Brown as much among his base of environmental groups than fracking, the oil drilling method that could be expanded in California to reach a massive underground shale deposit – a method which some critics want banned. The hounding of the governor has been, at times, like a traveling protest show; ‘fractivist’ groups have trailed the governor across the state since he signed a law in 2013 to study fracking’s effects but also to allow it to continue — though with new regulations. He’s been lobbied by interest groups, Hollywood celebrities, and more to impose a moratorium on the drilling process.
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