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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 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 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 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 […]

Apr 29

Assembly Natural Resources Committee Approves Three Fracking Bills

On April 29, 2013, the California Assembly Committee on Natural Resources conducted a hearing on three proposed bills that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. The bills — AB 649 (pdf), AB 1301 (pdf), and AB 1323 (pdf) — each of which would have the effect of imposing a moratorium on fracking, […]

Apr 26

Update on California Fracking Legislation – April 26, 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 […]

Apr 17

Four Fracking Bills Advance in California Legislature

On April 15, 2013, four bills that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California received passing votes in the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. We previously summarized each of the four bills under consideration – AB 7 (Wieckowski), AB 288 (Levine), AB 669 (Stone), and AB 982 (Williams). Since that summary, Assembly Member Wieckowski substantially […]

Apr 07

Update on Proposed California Fracking Legislation

The California legislature has been very active in the current session in proposing legislation that would regulate, directly or indirectly, the oil well stimulation technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” We have previously reported on certain of the bills pending in the current session. (See here and here.) The level of legislative activity in […]

Feb 28

New Fracking Legislation Proposed in California

Two new bills have been introduced in California to regulate the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. The first bill, Senate Bill 395 (pdf), was introduced on February 20, 2013, by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Democrat representing Senate District 19. The bill would add two sections to California’s Health and Safety Code […]

Dec 18

California Releases “Discussion Draft” of Fracking Regulations

On December 18, 2012, California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released a “discussion draft” of its long-awaited regulations governing the oil and gas well stimulation technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The regulations may be found here on the blog (pdf) and on the Division of Conservation website (DOC). DOGGR also released […]

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