Lawmakers urge halt to hydraulic fracturing

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 16, 2014 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In a letter sent to the Governor last week, Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and nine of his Democratic colleagues called upon Governor Brown to enact a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in California.  The letter suggests legislation on the issue passed in 2013, SB 4, is insufficient to regulate oil and gas extraction and that many environmental and health concerns remain unaddressed.  Further, environmental advocates argued the measure was too weak and that further studies are needed to determine the full impact of the extraction process.  

In response, Governor Brown is purportedly not backing down and has urged the group of legislators to engage with the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) as they continue their public comment period and review of the regulations required by SB 4.  

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