12:00am

Thu February 13, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: Are we seeing a shale oil boom in California?


 On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our coverage of fracking in California. California assemblyman Marc Levine recently told Reuters that he will co-author a bill that would place a moratorium on fracking. He said, “the drought is a game changer on fracking. We have to decide what our most precious commodity is – water or oil.” How much water does fracking use? What’s next in this heated battle? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Hollin Kretzmann, staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity

David Baker, staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle

Jason Marshall, chief deputy director for the California Department of Conservation

Resources:

Californians Against Fracking

What: Governor Brown: Don’t Frack California

When: March 15th, 12pm-5pm

Where: The Capitol Lawn, Sacramento, CA

SF Gate: Fracking California during a drought?

The Guardian: Fracking is depleting water supplies in America's driest areas, report shows

NY Times: California Plans Tighter Control of Fracking, but Not Enough for Some

LA Times: 'Fracking' the Monterey Shale -- boon or boondoggle?

SF Gate: Fracking in California takes less water

USA Today: EPA to require California fracking reports

RT: California for the first time fines oil company for dumping fracking discharge

IndyBay: Brown declares drought state of emergency as protesters urge halt to fracking 

IndyBay: Governor promotes twin tunnels and fracking during record drought 

Food and Water Watch: Californians Show Strong Opposition to Fracking at Today’s State of the State Address

Ceres Foundation: Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers

Center for Biological Diversity: Offshore Fracking in California

CNBC: Fracking blamed for drought in California 

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