11:56pm

Sun July 15, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What’s the future of natural gas fracking in California?

On the today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about hydraulic fracturing, which involves blasting huge amounts of chemicals, sand and water into the ground, which enables trapped oil and gas to escape. How much fracking is happening in California? How should it be tracked and regulated?  Who is pushing for fracking in California? And how are communities organizing against it? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California

Avner Vengosh, professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences at Duke University

Paul Ferrazzi, executive director of LA Based Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

Web Resources:

LA Times: California Senate rejects 'fracking' legislation

Truthout: Fracking in California Raises New and Old Concerns

LA Weekly: Could Fracking in Los Angeles Cause an Earthquake?

EWG: What you need to know about fracking

Citizens, Groups Calling for a Ban on Fracking in California

Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

Salon: Confirmed: Fracking can pollute

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