Recent Streetsblog LA posts about fracking

Residents Plan to Oppose Expanded Drilling at Jefferson-Budlong Site at Zoning Hearing Today

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Over the course of a lengthy conversation yesterday, Rizgar Ghazi, head of permitting at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), explained that part of the delay on the decision regarding embattled lead-acid battery recycler Exide’s petition for a formal operating permit was that Exide had to first draft an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The […]

“Our Fears Have Not Been Allayed”: The Limits of Regulatory Powers Over Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction Techniques

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“Qué significa ‘fracking’ en español?” the woman wearing a “People Not Pozos” shirt and a “Ban Fracking Now” sticker asked me. I scratched my head. Shouldn’t she know? I wondered. And, how exactly does one say, “Fracking is a ‘well stimulation treatment that…includes the pressurized injection of hydraulic fracturing fluid or fluids into an underground geologic […]

Food Producers Speak Out Against Fracking As L.A. City Council Votes on Ban

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Farmers from all over California, including the Central Valley and coastal areas, showed up at Governor Jerry Brown’s office Wednesday with a petition calling for a moratorium on fracking. The same day a similar petition with the signatures of chefs, restaurant owners, winemakers, and brewers from throughout California was also delivered to the governor. Anti-fracking […]