5 Reasons To Support California Energy Production

February 02, 2016 | by CEI Staff

Thanks to hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – California is helping America to become (almost) energy independent while producing oil under the nation’s strictest environmental protections.

“We have the most intelligent regulation on the drilling of oil in the country.” - Governor Jerry Brown
Domestic energy production has allowed gas and oil extraction to boom in the U.S., reducing our reliance on foreign oil from countries with fewer or no environmental protections. As the third largest oil producing state in the nation, continued ...

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Who are you going to believe when it comes to fracking in California?

February 02, 2016 | by CEI Staff

Who are you going to believe, when it comes to fracking in California: The California Department of Conservation? Or anti-oil activists? CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION 2015: “In California, hydraulic fracturing has been used as a production stimulation method … with no reported damage to the environment.” California produces 37 percent the oil we use. And every drop of oil produced in California stays in California. But that means more than 60 percent must be imported by train or by boat from other states and foreign countries. So when anti-oil activists say that California should keep all o...

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