Lawmaker Calls For Moratorium On Calif. Offshore Fracking

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 2:20 PM EST) -- A Democratic congresswoman on Tuesday asked the federal government to shut down all offshore fracking activities off the coast of California, saying she is troubled by the current lack of oversight and warning of the potentially dire consequences of a blowout or spill.

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., wrote to the heads of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency demanding they conduct a comprehensive study on offshore fracking and urging a moratorium on the practice — the full extent of which she...
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