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Dan Bacher: Governor Brown celebrates John Muir Day as he pushes twin tunnels and fracking

Apr 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 - Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation on April 21 celebrating "John Muir Day" - at the same time he is fast-tracking the construction of the environmentally-destructive peripheral tunnels under the Sacramento -San Joaquin River Delta and promoting the expansion of fracking in California.

"John Muir (1838-1914) was a giant of a...

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Senate Committee Approves Fracking Moratorium Bill

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Apr 12, 2014
Senate Committee Approves Fracking Moratorium Bill


By Dan Bacher | April 12, 2014

The California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on April 8 passed SB 1132, legislation that will place a moratorium on fracking (hydraulic fracturing) and well stimulation until the state fully studies the impact of the oil extraction on California's air and...

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Protestors Urge California Coastal Commission to Halt Offshore Fracking, Support Local Effort to Stop Fracking in Santa Barbara County

Apr 10, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. April 10, 2014 — As the California Coastal Commission meets in Santa Barbara today, hazmat suit-wearing activists with the Center for Biological Diversity, Santa Barbara County Water Guardians, Californians Against Fracking, Food & Water Watch, and Environment California will protest against offshore fracking and the discharge of fracking chemicals into the...

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Fracking Moratorium Gains Momentum: SB 1132 Passes Senate Natural Resources Committee

Apr 8, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 8, 2014 - Today, a broad coalition of environmental, labor, public health, and business groups applauded the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water's passage of SB 1132, which was authored by Senator Holly Mitchell and Senator Mark Leno. The legislation will place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and well...

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As Earthquakes Strike Los Angeles Area, Oil Industry’s Fracking Wastewater Injection Raises Seismic Concerns

Apr 2, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 — Recent earthquakes in Los Angeles and Orange counties offer a wakeup call about the seismic dangers facing California, even as a recent report finds that the oil industry is increasing quake risks by injecting billions of gallons wastewater every year from fracking and other activities into disposal wells...

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Thousands Converge on Sacramento for Anti-Fracking Rally

Mar 17, 2014
Thousands Converge on Sacramento for Anti-Fracking Rally

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Protestors Rally at Capitol to End Fracking

Mar 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO –

Thousands of people marched around the State Capitol today in the largest anti-fracking protest in California.

“We’re out here to deliver a message loud and clear to Governor Brown and the legislature, that fracking is a dirty and …


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Fracking Boom Would Increase California’s Earthquake Danger, Report Finds

Mar 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2014 — Oil companies are increasing California's earthquake risk by injecting billions of gallons of oil and gas wastewater a year into hundreds of disposal wells near active faults around Los Angeles, Bakersfield and other major cities, according to a new report from Earthworks, the Center for Biological Diversity and...

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Dan Walters Daily: Anti-fracking activists score points for Jerry Brown

Mar 11, 2014
Dan Walters Daily: Anti-fracking activists score points for Jerry Brown

A noisy demonstration at the California Democratic Party convention over the weekend helped Gov. Jerry Brown boost his image as a moderate, Dan says. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters Dail...

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Yuba and Sutter residents concerned about fracking

On a bicycle trip across the country with her husband, a Yuba City teacher saw evidence of the new energy boom in America — hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. It made her wonder about the wells bac