Beginning Of Calif.'s Road To Finalized Fracking Rules

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 12:28 PM EST) -- While hydraulic fracturing has drawn much national attention recently due to its increased use on formations such as the Marcellus Shale, which runs through New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, it has already been employed on a smaller scale in California for decades and was used to develop 628 oil and gas wells in the state last year, mostly in Kern County.

On Dec. 18, 2012, the California Department of Environmental Conservation issued a "discussion draft" of proposed regulations that would, among other things, require operators...
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