Comments for the CA Draft Environmental Impact Report on well stimulation techniques

March 13, 2015 • Earthworks

Updated fracking regulations in California leave much to be desired

June 27, 2014 • Jhon Arbelaez

In keeping up with the tradition of waiting until the public is not paying attention, the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), released their latest draft regulations for fracking, and other unconventional well stimulation on Friday, June 13, at 4:00PM local time – right before the weekend.

As required by SB4, DOGGR updated the proposed permanent regulations, which were released in November 2013, right before Thanksgiving. Earthworks, along with our partner organizations in California, submitted extensive comments that would enhance the regulations, and truly protect Californians' health and the environment.


Letter of support for AB2718 -­‐ Oil and gas: well stimulation treatment notification

April 24, 2014 • Earthworks et al.

Fracking moratoria introducida en California

February 22, 2014 • Jennifer Krill

El 20 de febrero, los senadores Holly Mitchell (D - Los Ángeles) y Mark Leno (D - San Francisco), introdujeron la Legislación de Senado (SB) 1132 a la Legislatura de California, la cual pide una moratoria al fracturamiento hidráulico y otros tipos de estimulación no convencional (como la acidificación).

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Fracking Moratorium Bill Introduced in California

February 21, 2014 • Jennifer Krill

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:

  • Fracking and acidizing is allowed to continue while regulators conduct the EIR – essentially treating Californians’ water and health as fracking guinea pigs
  • The current EIR doesn’t assess the full range of impacts of fracking/acidizing.

Climate Leaders Don’t Frack!

February 13, 2014 • Jhon Arbelaez

On March 15th, thousands of Californians will come together in Sacramento, and make it clear to Governor Brown and legislators that we don’t want expanded drilling and fracking in our state.

Along with the signing of SB4, and the proposed regulations on fracking and well stimulation by DOGGR, California is preparing to massively expand drilling, and along with it, increase our dependence on fossil fuels, and exacerbate climate change. In partnership with dozens of organizations in the state, and thousands of California residents, we will be showing the Governor and his administration that “Climate Leader’s Don’t Frack!” Let’s show up in force and make a difference in the Golden State!


Comments on Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report to evaluate the impacts of existing and potential future oil and gas well stimulation treatments occurring within California (California SB4)

January 16, 2014 • Earthworks et. al.

Public Comments: SB 4 Well Stimulation Treatment Regulations

January 14, 2014 • Earthworks et. al.