Federal government agrees to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until environment review

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Jan
30

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The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday…

Read Full Article, OC Register

EDC Gains Protections From Offshore Fracking, Edhat (01-29-2016)
Offshore fracking and acidizing have so far been conducted in federal waters without any prior environmental analysis or public transparency…

California Congresswoman Seeks Offshore Fracking Moratorium, The Huffington Post (11-20-2013)

California Finds More Instances of Offshore Fracking, ABC News / AP (10-2013)
The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California’s most populous and famous coastal communities than state officials believed…

California Offshore Fracking Prompts Request For Investigation, Huffington Post (08-09-2013)

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