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Only One Major Fracking Bill Left Now at Calif. Capitol

 
CPR file photo/Andrew Nixon

Asm. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont)

CPR file photo/Andrew Nixon

The measure by Democratic Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski fell two votes shy of passage in an Assembly committee Wednesday.  It would have required oil companies to provide a complete list of chemicals used, their concentrations, how much water was used and how it was disposed of once fracking was complete.

The bill’s failure leaves a measure that’s passed the state Senate as the lone major piece of fracking legislation still alive at the Capitol this year.  That bill would require permitting, public notification and an independent scientific study of fracking risks.

Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio