State Let Oil Companies Taint Drinkable Water in Central Valley

By David R. Baker January 31, 2015 Updated: February 1, 2015 12:11pm Leah Millis / The Chronicle Oil companies in drought-ravaged California have, for years, pumped wastewater from their operations into aquifers that had been clean enough for people to drink. They did it with explicit permission from state regulators, who were supposed to protect … Continue reading “State Let Oil Companies Taint Drinkable Water in Central Valley”

Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas

Greetings: WebEx capabilities are now included for the Expert and Public Stakeholder Meeting on Model Criteria for Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas Production.  The meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.. However, due to WebEx audio and attendees limitations we highly recommend that you personally attend the meeting. WebEx … Continue reading “Groundwater Monitoring in Areas of Oil and Gas”

Webinar: Keeping Our Watersheds Frack Free

Sign up and listen and watch, “Keeping Our Watersheds Frack Free” webinar on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 11 am PST. From Pennsylvania to California, from Colorado to Texas, the dirty form of gas drilling known as fracking is contaminating our water and threatening our communities. Join Clean Water Network’s webinar to learn about the … Continue reading “Webinar: Keeping Our Watersheds Frack Free”

Expert Public Stakeholder Meeting to Develop Groundwater Monitoring Model Criteria for Oil and Gas Areas

Greetings, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is hosting a public meeting regarding the development of model criteria for groundwater monitoring related to oil and gas well stimulation treatments, as specified in Senate Bill 4 (Pavley, Statutes of 2013).  LLNL is the expert that the State Water Board is working with to develop the model criteria … Continue reading “Expert Public Stakeholder Meeting to Develop Groundwater Monitoring Model Criteria for Oil and Gas Areas”

Fracking stirs debate in San Benito County | Environmental activism rises as issue comes to forefront

Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 30, 2014 In November, voters in San Benito County voters could go to the ballot on one of the first county-wide bans on fracking in California. With a population of just 55,000, the county is one of the smallest in the state. But it already has become a vanguard in the … Continue reading “Fracking stirs debate in San Benito County | Environmental activism rises as issue comes to forefront”

EPA Finally Asks What Fracking Toxins Are Dumped in the Ocean but Isn’t Stopping the Practice

January 10, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cracking down on oil companies using the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in ocean waters off the coast of Southern California. No, the agency isn’t banning fracking or ordering a moratorium while it studies the effects of pumping large amounts of pressurized water, … Continue reading “EPA Finally Asks What Fracking Toxins Are Dumped in the Ocean but Isn’t Stopping the Practice”

While Coastal Commission Ponders Offshore Fracking, Feds OK More of It

Friday, February 14, 2014 The California Coastal Commission, scrambling to get up to speed on recently revealed offshore fracking activity, received a briefing (pdf) from its staff Wednesday that showed, in passing, federal approval of four more previously unknown fracking permits. The new fracks, pending at Platform Gilda off the coast of Ventura County, would add to the … Continue reading “While Coastal Commission Ponders Offshore Fracking, Feds OK More of It”

Action to Protect Against Fracking in the North Coast

To All, Here are actions that can help stall or turn back attempts to frack in California. Larry What is the significance of access to the Eel River Basin offshore Natural Gas Hydrates? Methane (Natural Gas) Hydrates in offshore subduction zone sediments hold the world’s largest reserves of Natural Gas. More than all combined known … Continue reading “Action to Protect Against Fracking in the North Coast”

Eel River Basin Natural Gas and Fracking in Humboldt

by Tomas DiFiore Monday Dec 23rd, 2013 12:35 PM Indymedia North Coast Article There is an enormous natural gas basin off the Humboldt Coast. Exploration has already begun. I think the companies holding the leases are holding back on production contracts with drillers including frackers, and are awaiting the outcome of DOGGR Final Regulations January … Continue reading “Eel River Basin Natural Gas and Fracking in Humboldt”