California Lawmakers Advance Bills to Stop Fracking

California Lawmakers Advance Bills to Stop Fracking

Bloomberg | April 10, 2014 | by Carolyn Whetzel

Democrats, including Richard Lara, abstained from the vote, saying the measure would impact his constituents that work at oil and gas fields in Southern California. If enacted, the measure would bar hydraulic fracturing, acidizing treatments and other stimulation treatments used to improve mostly oil production in the state. Even if passed by the full Senate and Assembly, S.B. 1132’s fate falls to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who has, so far, not supported a moratorium on oil and gas well stimulation activities.

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