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California fights on

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By Jhon Arbelaez

May 30, 2014

On May 29, the California Senate voted against advancing a bill to place a moratorium on fracking in the state. The bill, SB1132, co-authored by Senators Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would have placed a temporary moratorium on fracking and acidizing until an environmental impact study on these practices is completed.

Although disappointing, this turn of events is not surprising. The industry spent huge amounts of money to defeat this bill, even after the recent downgrade of the Monterey Shale by the Energy Information Agency – a whopping 96% of original estimates of recoverable oil. With the promise of millions of jobs, and billions of dollars in tax revenue vanishing in an instant, the industry and supporters continued to push on the promise that continued fracking would bring about jobs.

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Urge California senators to support the fracking moratorium bill - SB1132

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By Jhon Arbelaez

May 29, 2014

Senate Bill 1132, by Senators Mitchell and Leno, is up for reconsideration today in the California Senate.

The bill needs 3 more votes to pass.

Want to make a difference?

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