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Jun 07

Fracking Will Continue in California, as Assembly Moratorium Bills Fail

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will continue in California for the foreseeable future as three moratorium bills pending in the Assembly — AB 649, AB 1301, and AB 1323 — recently went down to defeat. While each bill differed in its particulars, the practical effect of each would have been to impose a moratorium on fracking […]

May 31

Update on California Fracking Legislation – May 31, 2013

Eleven bills related to the oil well stimulation technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are currently wending their way through the California legislature. We have previously described each of the pending bills (here, here, here, here, and here). This and future posts will provide tabular summary updates on the current status of each of the […]

May 22

LACBA Environmental Law Spring Membership Reception – June 6, 2013

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP is pleased to sponsor the LACBA Environmental Law Section’s Spring Membership Reception. The reception will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on June 6, 2013, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West 7th Street, in downtown Los Angeles (map). The Environmental Law Section will honor Mark Gold, Associate Director […]

May 21

Assembly Fracking Bills Referred to Suspense File; Further Hearing Set for May 24

On May 15, 2013, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee conducted a hearing on seven bills that, if adopted, would regulate the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. See our prior report here. Last Wednesday’s hearing did not result in an up-or-down vote on any of the seven bills. Instead, each of the […]

May 21

California’s Fracking Regulations: What Happens Next?

On May 17, 2013, the California Department of Conservation (Conservation) and its Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) issued the following update on the status of the draft regulations on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, currently under development: The California Department of Conservation and its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources conducted five […]

May 15

Seven Fracking Bills Set for Hearing Today in Assembly Appropriations Committee

Today, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee will conduct a hearing on 195 pending bills, including seven that relate to the oil well stimulation technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The fracking-related bills are: AB 7 (Wieckowski) (pdf) AB 288 (Levine) (pdf) AB 649 (Nazarian) (pdf) AB 669 (Stone) (pdf) AB 982 (Williams) (pdf) AB 1301 […]

May 14

UPDATED: Vintage Production Responds to Allegations of Disposal of Fracking Waste

On April 9, 2013, we reported (here) on allegations that Vintage Production California had improperly disposed of wastes from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, into a sump at a well near Shafter, California. Those allegations, which stemmed from a YouTube video, led to an order (pdf) from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Board). That […]

May 13

Update on California Fracking Legislation – May 13, 2013

Eleven bills related to the oil well stimulation technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are currently wending their way through the California legislature. We have previously described each of the pending bills (here, here, here, here, and here). This and future posts will provide tabular summary updates on the current status of each of the […]

May 13

HGA Attorney Eric Adair to Speak at LSI’s Hydraulic Fracturing Conference

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair will speak at Law Seminar Institute’s conference on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California. The conference is scheduled for July 29-30 at the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel in Santa Monica (map). Mr. Adair’s presentation — “Update on Regulatory Initiatives and Activities at the Division of Oil, Gas, […]

May 06

UPDATED: California Fracking Workshop Videos

California’s Department of Conservation and its Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) recently conducted a series of stakeholder workshops around the state to seek input on the “discussion draft” regulations that will govern the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Department recently posted videos from workshops conducted in Los Angeles on February […]

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