Calif.'s Road To Fracking Regulation Will Be Bumpy

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 11:34 AM EST) -- On Jan. 24, 2013, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) took an additional step in its efforts to challenge the practice of hydraulic fracturing in California when it filed a complaint in California’s Alameda County Superior Court, claiming that California’s underground injection control (UIC) program[1] requires the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to regulate hydraulic fracturing.

There is no question that fracking will play an increasing role in California’s future — the issue is whether and how it is regulated. The CBD’s...
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