9:48am

Thu April 18, 2013
Fracking in California

Today on Your Call: Why isn't fracking regulated in California?

  On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about California’s laws around hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.  It’s a method of extracting oil and natural gas from shale formations underground. Several pieces of legislation are on the table that would require oil and gas companies to disclose the cocktail of chemicals used in the fracking process.  Will the transparency laws be enough to protect California’s air and water from contamination? Join us at 10 or emailfeedback@yourcallradio.org.  What do you want to know about fracking near you?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

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

Kassie Siegel, senior counsel and Climate Law Institute director with the Center for Biological Diversity

Resources:

Center for Biological Diversity – California Fracking

California Department of Conservation – Division of Oil, Gas & GeothermalGlobal Exchange: California Communities Rising Against Fracking Tour (April 14th-22nd)East Bay Express: Wednesday Must Reads: Fracking Bill Advances in Legislature; California to Merge Cap-and-Trade Market with QuebecIndyBay: Opponents of fracking in California win big court victoryBerkeley Blogs: Hydraulic fracking in California: New report addresses potential water impacts

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