Report: California Lags in Fracking Regulations

By April 25, 2013 No Comments

A new report on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in California warns there are risks of irreversible contamination of surface and groundwater near oil drilling sites unless the technique is carefully monitored and controlled. The report, titled “Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in California: A Wastewater and Water Quality Perspective,” is an independent analysis produced by the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.

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