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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thomas Elias: Quake studies complicate questions about fracking

Thomas Elias: Quake studies complicate questions about fracking The Salinas Californian

 The drilling industry will downplay any such risk, saying they've used hydraulic fracturing in California for decades without producing quakes. The issue of fracking and earthquakes took on new currency in early July, when Science magazine, the ...

Petitions would ban fracking in 15 CA cities, counties

San Francisco Chronicle (blog) -
California fracking opponents have been pushing for a statewide ban on the practice — to no avail. So now they're going local. Activists in 15 California cities and counties have launched petition drives demanding that their local officials block hydraulic ...

California Needs a Moratorium on Fracking Now

Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) -
Leadership doesn't mean sitting out tough battles. Governor Brown should use his executive power to direct DOGGR, the state oil and gas agency, to carry out its statutory duty to prevent oil and gas operations from harming human health, property, or natural ...

Fracking Would Boost California's Economy

Politix - ‎3 hours ago‎
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New California Fracking Campaign Launches in 15 Cities

eNews Park Forest - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--July 23 - As statewide pressure mounts to ban fracking in California, CREDO is helping local activists launch campaigns to pressure local government officials to ban fracking in several cities, towns and counties, including many ...

Californians resist Big Oil fracking

Green Left Weekly - ‎Jul 22, 2013‎
Big Oil is fracking California, and it does not want anyone to interfere with the damage it does to the environment. But as part of a nationwide “Summer Heat” campaign of environmental activists pledging to take action against the fossil fuel industry, groups are ...

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