Altogether, the ForestWatch investigation revealed that fracking has occurred in the Sespe Oil Field at least 351 times since the practice was first reported to state officials in the mid-1960s. Fracking continued regularly here through the 1970s and 1980s, declining in the 1990s and was not reported at all in the early 2000s. The true number of fracking jobs may never be known, as the practice does not require any special approvals and is not tracked by state or federal officials, nor is it required to be disclosed to the public.So this "fracking" thing has been going on in CA for decades and NO ONE NOTICED.
Maybe...just MAYBE it's not as harmful as people make it out to be! The environmentalists are just stirring up a storm in a teacup...because that's what they do best.