Calif. To Establish Rules For Fracking Operators

Law360, San Diego (May 7, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office plans to develop regulations for the controversial process of extracting natural gas and oil known as hydraulic fracturing, according to a document issued on Thursday.

The California Department of Conservation is initiating a series of workshops to scope regulations that would lay out steps for ensuring the integrity of wells, confirm resource protections are in place, and set up reporting requirements for companies, according to a to-do list outlining a number of priorities for the department and the Division of Oil,...
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