Calif. Senate Panel Delays Vote On Fracking Ban Bill

Law360, San Diego (August 13, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A California Senate panel on Monday postponed a vote on a bill that would halt hydraulic fracturing in California until a state agency adopts regulations for the oil and gas extraction process after the oil industry called the measure a "drastic step," saying a ban would impose significant financial costs on the state.

State Sen. Christine Kehoe, Democratic chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said A.B. 972 — which seeks to ban permits for oil and gas wells that will be hydraulically fractured until the state...
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