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Apparently responding to recent articles written by Adam Scow of Food and Water Watch and others about the insanity of using water for fracking during an unprecedented drought, the oil industry has ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:23 AM PST with 149 Recommends
Nine California Legislators on January 7 sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown asking that he issue an executive order to prohibit the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) within ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 07:13 PM PST with 52 Recommends
As the oil industry spent record amounts on lobbying in Sacramento and made record profits, documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity reveal that almost 3 billion gallons of oil ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 06:23 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
The power of the oil industry in California was demonstrated on Thursday, May 30 when the State Assembly voted 35-24 to kill a bill originally designed to halt fracking throughout the state. ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 10:11 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
California family farmers, now struggling with a record drought that has been exacerbated by poor management of the state's reservoirs and rivers by the state and federal governments, are calling on ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 09:36 AM PST with 30 Recommends
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 10 announced a new requirement for oil and gas corporations to publicly report chemicals dumped directly into the ocean from offshore ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 02:32 PM PST with 23 Recommends
So many people showed up to attend the first public comment hearing held by the Department of Conservation on draft fracking regulations in Sacramento on January 6 that state officials had to move ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 07:05 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Sacramento: Where Pay-To-Play Means Pay-To-Frack "California is home to one of the largest remaining deposits of oil in the country: the Monterey Shale. It has 13.7 billion barrels of oil locked ...
by FractivistForce
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 03:52 PM PST with 20 Recommends
The California Democratic Party In an email that I sent back in February, I urged delegates within the California Democratic Party to join me in confronting Governor Jerry Brown during his ...
by FractivistForce
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat May 24, 2014 at 06:37 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
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 ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 07:36 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
As the oil industry amps up its campaign to expand fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in California, a prominent California Congresswoman is calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking in federal ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 08:03 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Top contributors to water bond donated over $8 million The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) revealed on October 17 that Aera Energy LLC, a company jointly owned by ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 03:45 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Missed in the mainstream media coverage of the release of the revised Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) documents on March 14 was the alarming role the peripheral tunnels could play in increased ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:44 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The year 2013 was the driest year on record in California, with rivers such as the Capital City's American reduced to the lowest flows in decades. Besides drought, the year was overshadowed by the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 08:44 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Sacramento, CA - Californians for a Fair Water Policy, a statewide coalition opposing Gov. Brown’s water export tunnels, on Monday launched a statewide campaign by their members. Coalition groups ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 09:35 AM PST with 16 Recommends
The California State Senate held an oversight hearing in Sacramento on March 10 to examine why California oil regulators issued hundreds of illegal permits that allowed the oil industry to inject ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 02:01 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Proposed new regulations governing fracking and other dangerous oil well stimulation techniques in California would “do little” to protect the state’s air, water and public health, according ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 08:49 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Oil and gas industry representatives constantly like to talk about the “small amounts” of water that the industry currently uses in fracking operations in Kern County and coastal areas of ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 02:49 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
A bill imposing a moratorium on fracking and acidizing for oil extraction in California passed through the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today by a 5 to 2 vote. Senators Mark Leno, Jerry ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 06:24 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Big Oil treated legislators to $13,000 dinner before fracking bill vote The oil industry, the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in Sacramento, dumped millions of dollars into its ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 02:24 PM PST with 15 Recommends