Calif. Revises Fracking Regs, But Enviros Not Pleased
By Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Law360, New York (June 18, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT) -- California on Friday released new proposed guidelines on oil and gas production methods, including hydraulic fracturing, which would require drillers to measure seismic activity and notify nearby residents that they may request groundwater testing, though the Center for Biological Diversity blasted the regulations as a "gift" to oil companies.
The California Department of Conservation first issued public notice of the regulations for well-stimulation treatment in oil and gas production in November, but has revised the initial rules after public input. The Center for Biological Diversity says...