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Fracking Moratorium Bill Introduced in California

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By Jennifer Krill

February 21, 2014

Yesterday, Senators Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 1132 to the California Legislature, which calls for a moratorium on fracking and other types of unconventional well stimulation (like acidizing).

Current law (SB4) requires an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) but there are at least two problems with it:

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Tagged with: fracking, california, acidizing, doggr, sb4


Nothing neutral about it

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By Jennifer Krill

February 19, 2014

News broke this week that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – the state agency responsible for regulating fracking and the expansion of the oil and gas industry -- spent taxpayer money to commission a secret promotional communications plan for that selfsame industry.  Made public thanks to a Sierra Club open records request, the plan was prepared to pave the way for the Kasich administration to permit fracking for oil and gas in state forest and state park lands.

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Tagged with: fracking, regulation, ohio, corruption, state parks, kasich, memo


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