Calif. Senate Sinks Fracking Neighbor Notification Bill

Law360, San Diego (May 31, 2012, 9:54 PM EDT) -- A California bill seeking to require oil and gas drillers to provide notice to nearby property owners and residents before starting hydraulic fracturing operations failed to secure enough votes to pass out of the state Senate on Thursday.

Although Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, tried to make several amendments to S.B. 1054, which would have forced energy companies to provide 30 days' notice to property owners and residents living within 300 feet of a wellhead before undertaking a hydraulic fracturing operation, it died in the full...
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