November 12, 2013
On September 20, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation that will require regulations on fracking, acidizing, and other well stimulation techniques.
The law, known as SB4, requires a study of the potential impacts of well stimulation to be completed by January 1, 2015.
Mientras el fracturamiento hidráulico y la acidificación amenazan la salud de los Californianos, DOGGR oscila en sus labores
November 12, 2013
El 20 de septiembre, el gobernador de California, Jerry Brown, firmó la ley SB4, la cual requiere regulaciones al fracturamiento hidráulico, la acidificación y otras técnicas de estimulación de pozos. La ley también requiere un estudio a los potenciales impactos de todo tipo de estimulación de pozos, a ser completado para el 01 de enero del 2015.
By Bruce Baizel
November 6, 2013
A funny thing happened on the way to the shale revolution – an outbreak of democracy that will send tremors through the oil and gas industry and its political backers.
Voters in three elections in three different cities (Boulder, Ft. Collins and Lafayette), located on the voter-rich Front Range of Colorado, followed the city of Longmont’s lead and decisively passed bans or moratoria on fracking or drilling. A fourth election in Broomfield is still too close to call.
November 5, 2013
Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to the world’s largest commercial sockeye salmon fishery. Tens of millions of salmon return annually to spawn there where runs of King Salmon and Rainbow Trout comprise an essential part of an Arctic ecosystem alongside caribou, moose, grizzlies, and wolves. In addition to the spectacular wildlife, the Bristol Bay community supports considerable economic activity tied to a sustainable way of life for the Native residents spanning at least 4000 years.
November 4, 2013
In 1992, Los Angeles County voters supported Proposition A, approving public funds for the purchase of green spaces throughout the county. The City of Whittier used these funds to purchase nearly 1,300 acres in the Whittier Hills, entering into an agreement with the county to keep the area as open space for the public in perpetuity. When the possibility of oil extraction appeared, Whittier leased the land to Matrix Oil, in violation of its contract with the county, and breaking the voters trust who approved funds for public space, not to subsidize corporate profits.