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Nov 16

Central Valley Water Board Settles Fracking-Related Claim Against Vintage Production

Yesterday, California’s Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB) announced (pdf) a settlement with Vintage Production California LLC, under which Vintage Production will pay a $60,000 penalty for discharging hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluids into an unlined sump in violation of the California Water Code. The settlement agreement may be found here (pdf). The settlement […]

Nov 16

California to Prepare EIR for Fracking and Other Well Stimulation Treatments

Yesterday, the California Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released a Notice of Preparation of Environmental Impact Report (pdf). The EIR is required by Public Resources Code Section 3161(b)(3) and (4), which was recently enacted as part of SB 4, California’s comprehensive hydraulic fracturing (fracking) statute. DOGGR […]

Nov 15

California Releases Proposed Fracking Regulations; Formal Rulemaking Process Begins

Today, the California Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released the text of proposed regulations (pdf) that will govern the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. The release of the proposed regulations formally commences the rulemaking process (see our post here), and was accompanied […]

Sep 11

California Assembly Approves Legislation on Hydraulic Fracturing

Today, the California Assembly voted to pass Senate Bill 4 (pdf), legislation proposed by Senator Fran Pavley of California’s Senate District 27. The bill, which will regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state, now returns to the Senate for its anticipated concurrence and, if approved by the Senate, will be presented to Governor Jerry […]

Sep 11

HGA Attorney Eric Adair Quoted in EnergyWire Story on LSI Hydraulic Fracturing Conference

As previously reported (here and here), Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair spoke at Law Seminar International’s (LSI) hydraulic fracturing conference on July 29-30, 2013, in Santa Monica. EnergyWire published a report on the conference, in which Mr. Adair and other speakers at the conference were quoted. The text of the EnergyWire article […]

Sep 11

Union of Concerned Scientists’ Hydraulic Fracturing Forum – Reports and Videos

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair participated in a recent forum sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The forum — Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking — convened leading thinkers from academia, industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and citizen groups to delve into some of the most complex challenges around fracking, centered […]

Aug 18

Report on LSI Hydraulic Fracturing Conference

As previously noted here on the blog, Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair recently spoke at LSI’s hydraulic fracturing conference in Santa Monica. Mr. Adair’s topic was “Update on Regulatory Initiatives and Activities at the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR).” The two-day conference brought together a variety of speakers and […]

Aug 03

PPIC Study Updates Findings On Fracking In California

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released a further report this week surveying Californian’s perspectives on, and support for, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. The report, entitled “Californians and the environment” (pdf), is PPIC’s 13th annual survey on the environment. We reported on last year’s report (pdf) here. The report includes findings […]

Jul 23

HGA Attorney Eric Adair to Participate in Union of Concerned Scientists’ Forum on Science, Democracy, and Fracking

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair has been invited to participate in a two-day forum on science, democracy and community decisions on fracking on July 24-25 at UCLA. The Center for Science and Democracy (CSD) at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will hold its next Lewis M. Branscomb Forum on the growth […]

Jun 20

HGA Attorney Eric Adair to Speak on Emerging Trends Under CERCLA

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair will speak at a live webinar/teleconference on July 9, 2013, on the topic of “CERCLA Liability Distribution: Emerging Trends — Establishing Arranger Liability and Divisibility of Liability Since Burlington Northern.” The webinar, sponsored by Strafford Publications, will focus on the United States Supreme Court decision in Burlington […]

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