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Legislative Battle Over Fracking Not Over


The deadline for all bills to pass their chamber of origin or die has already passed. But last-minute Assembly floor amendments on a bill that would expand public disclosure of fracking chemicals sent it back to committee. The bill,authored by Democratic Assembly member Bob Wieckowski, would require oil companies provide a complete list of chemicals used, their concentrations, how much water was used and how it was disposed of once fracking was complete.

Other major fracking legislation that passed the Senate would require permitting, public notification of fracking and an independent scientific study of fracking risks. A recent USC Dornsife/ LA Times Poll shows 70-percent of California voters favor banning or heavily regulating the oil and gas extraction process.


Amy Quinton

Former Environment Reporter

Amy came to Sacramento from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) where she was Environment Reporter. Amy has also reported for NPR member stations WFAE in Charlotte, WAMU in Washington D.C. and American Public Media's "Marketplace."  Read Full Bio 

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