By Andrew Grinberg, California Oil and Gas Program Manager – Follow Andrew on Twitter (@AndrewBGrinberg)
This post is part of Clean Water Action’s ongoing series this month on California Oil and Gas policy. The entire “July: Oil and Gas Month” series can be found here.
Another day, another major oil and gas development. In just 2 weeks we’ve seen the implementation of new fracking regulations, certification of a statewide environmental impact report on fracking, the release of Kern County’s environmental impact report for all oil production activities and the adoption of groundwater monitoring rules.
Last week was a major turning point in the fight to protect California from fracking and other dangerous oil production activities. The state-sponsored scientific study dropped on Thursday. And, while it wasn’t a knockout punch to Big Oil, it was a scientific body blow that cuts through the misinformation and turns back the spin. Read the rest of this entry »