Calif. Assembly Passes Fracking Disclosure Bill

Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- The California State Assembly on Wednesday voted to approve Senate Bill 4, a measure that would require energy companies to provide 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 48-17 vote brings California a step closer to regulating hydraulic fracturing after the California Senate in May voted 28-11 in favor of S.B. 4, sponsored by state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills. The bill would...
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