Fracking has occurred in the Santa Barbara Channel at least 12 times since the late 1990s, and regulators earlier this year approved a new project, according to a recent report by The Associated Press, which obtained well permits and internal emails through the Freedom of Information Act.
The extent of fracking in the Pacific causes “extreme concern,” state lawmakers led by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, said in the letter this week.
Unlike fracking on land, which has spurred efforts to prohibit or curtail the practice, fracking in federal waters is less common and has not received the same attention.
Friday, August 9, 2013
California Lawmakers Ask For Offshore Fracking Probe
Good. You guys keep putting up roadblocks to oil production in and around CA. That's fine with me. As the people find out more and more what a hellhole CA is turning in with fewer sources of new revenue are tapped and existing streams dry up, maybe, just maybe they'll get the clue.