Calif. Senate Approves Fracking Disclosure Bill

Law360, San Diego (May 30, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT) -- The California Senate on Wednesday passed a measure that would require energy companies to provide advance public notice before they can start hydraulic fracturing operations, and to disclose the chemicals used in the oil and gas extraction process to the state agency overseeing drilling activities.

The state Senate voted 28-11 in favor of S.B. 4, which is being carried by state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills. The bill would mandate that companies give the California Department of Conservation 72 hours’ notice before a fracking job, and...
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