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California - now the state of ‘Frack Baby Frack’?

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By Jennifer Krill

December 20, 2012

When the State of California announced with great fanfare back in May that it was going to develop regulations for fracking, many of us assumed that meant some sort of system by which the oil and gas companies would be held accountable to state agencies and the public.

Unfortunately, that was wishful thinking; the state's draft fracking regulations take the public health of Californians and put it in the hands of Chevron (CVX), Occidental (OXY) and other oil and gas companies.

That’s because the state’s draft regs -- released this week by the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), -- do not hold oil and gas companies accountable.

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An open letter to President Obama on energy

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By Jennifer Krill

November 8, 2012

Dear Mr. President –

Congratulations again on your reelection.   After our discussion yesterday regarding mining, today I’ve got some wisdom for you on energy.

It is clear from your victory speech that you support more drilling in unconventional oil and gas deposits across the country like the Marcellus Shale that underlies significant portions of New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

Mr. President, the country cannot afford to continue to ‘drill baby drill’. Here are three reasons why:

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