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Dec 04

Public Workshop on Fracking-Related Groundwater Modeling Scheduled in Sacramento

On December 11, 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will host a public workshop to discuss and seek input on the development of model criteria for groundwater monitoring related to oil and gas well stimulation treatments, including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The workshop will be the third in a series of public meetings designed to assist the State […]

Nov 17

Report: Advanced Well Stimulation Technologies in California: An Independent Review of Scientific and Technical Information

As one who has written extensively and spoken at more than a dozen conferences on the subject of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, I am often asked about the environmental and human health risks that may be associated with fracking. The questions I am most frequently asked include: Will fracking contaminate groundwater or surface water? Are […]

Nov 14

HGA Attorney Eric Adair to Address Ventura County Bar Association on Hydraulic Fracturing

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair has been invited to address the Natural Resource Section of the Ventura County Bar Association on the topic of “Hydraulic Fracturing: An Update on the Regulation of Fracking in California” on November 19, 2014. As noted in the program flyer (below), hydraulic fracturing has produced more controversy […]

Nov 14

Los Angeles Fracking Ordinance Stalls in Planning Department

A proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the City of Los Angeles recently stalled in the Department of City Planning. The proposed ban arose from a pair of motions adopted by the City Council earlier this year. The first motion, sponsored by Council Members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and adopted on February 28 […]

Oct 10

HGA Attorney Eric Adair to Speak on Fracking at Yosemite Environmental Law Conference

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP attorney Eric Adair will speak on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” at the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite ® on October 19, 2014. The conference, which opens on October 16 and continues through October 19, is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in […]

Oct 10

California Releases Revisions to Proposed Fracking Regulations

Yesterday, the California Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released a second set of revisions to the proposed regulations that will govern hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The revisions and the associated public notice are available here (pdf) and here (pdf), respectively. SB 4, California’s landmark legislation governing […]

Dec 11

California Releases Proposed Emergency Fracking Regulations

Today, the California Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released additional “emergency” regulations governing the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and other well stimulation activities. The proposed regulations may be found here, and the accompanying Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking Action may be found here. These […]

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 […]

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