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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 […]

Sep 19

Details Begin to Emerge About California’s Proposed Fracking Regulations

California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) yesterday revealed details about the regulations it is currently drafting to govern hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. Speaking at a September 18, 2012, symposium sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (which we summarized here), the state’s oil and gas supervisor Tim […]

Sep 19

South Coast Air Quality Management District Promises Leadership Role on Fracking

On September 18, 2012, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) sponsored a technology symposium on “Hydraulic Fracturing in the South Coast Basin” (pdf). Speaking at the conclusion of the symposium, SCAQMD’s Executive Officer Barry Wallerstein stated that the agency will assume a “leadership role” on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as it regulates air […]

Aug 20

HGA Attorney Eric Adair Featured in EnergyWire Story on California Fracking Legislation

EnergyWire recently interviewed Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair for an August 17 story on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The story, “Fracking bills derailed in committee” (subscription required), recounts the failure of two California Assembly bills – AB 591 and AB 972 – to make it out of the Senate Appropriations Committee for […]

Aug 16

California Fracking Legislation Stalls in Senate Appropriations Committee

Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee conducted a further hearing on AB 591 and AB 972, two Assembly bills that seek to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. Both bills had been placed on the committee’s suspense file in prior votes. But today, the bills stalled in committee and were not referred out to […]

Aug 13

California’s Fracking Moratorium Bill Placed on Suspense File and Continued to August 16 Hearing

Today, California’s Senate Appropriations Committee conducted a hearing on AB 972, a bill that would impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” until new regulations are adopted that would govern the practice. For more information about AB 972, see our prior posts here and here. Noting that the bill was a candidate for the committee’s […]

Aug 08

California’s Proposed Fracking Moratorium Bill Set for Hearing on August 13

On Monday, August 13, California’s Senate Appropriations Committee will conduct a further hearing on AB 972, a bill that would create a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” pending adoption of regulations by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOG). As we previously reported here on the […]

Aug 01

California Department of Conservation Conducts Final Fracking Workshop in Preparation for Rulemaking Process

California’s Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOG) recently conducted the seventh and final workshop in a series of public workshops designed to seek public input on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. The July 25 workshop was held at the California Environmental Protection […]

Jul 31

HGA Attorney Eric Adair Featured in Pacific Coast Business Times Story on Fracking

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair was featured in a July 13, 2012, story in the Pacific Coast Business Times. The interview of Mr. Adair, conducted by legal reporter Stephen Nellis, addressed the legal and environmental impacts of the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in California. With permission from the Business Times, […]

Jul 23

Final California Fracking Workshop Scheduled for July 25 in Sacramento

On July 25, the California Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOG) will conduct the seventh and final workshop in a series of public workshops designed to elicit public comment on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California. Wednesday’s concluding workshop is scheduled to begin at 7:00 […]

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