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Jan 04

South Coast Air Quality Management District to Release Draft Oil and Gas Regulations

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) announced yesterday that it expects to release a draft of Rule 1148.2 during the week of January 7, 2013. Rule 1148.2 — “Notification and Reporting of Pre-Production Operations and Reworks of Oil and Gas Wells” — will address various aspects of oil and gas well operations, including the […]

Nov 30

South Coast Air Quality Management District to Present Proposed Fracking Rule at December 12 Meeting

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will conduct a meeting on December 12, 2012, to discuss a proposed new rule addressing the air quality impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Southern California. The proposed new rule, Rule 1148.2, has been under development by AQMD staff for several months. As we previously reported […]

Oct 13

Baldwin Hills Fracking Study Shows No Environmental Impacts

On October 10, 2012, Cardno ENTRIX (Cardno) released its much-anticipated report (pdf) studying the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the Inglewood Oil Field, located in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles County. The peer-reviewed report, prepared for Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) and the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning (LAC), […]

Oct 04

South Coast Air Quality Management District to Consider Fracking Regulations

On October 5, 2012, the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will convene in regular session to discuss, among other things, possible regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the South Coast Basin. Tomorrow’s meeting follows on the heels of the AQMD’s September 18 fracking symposium, which we reported on […]

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 […]

Sep 14

South Coast Air Quality Management District to Host Fracking Symposium

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will host a symposium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” According to the symposium’s synopsis (pdf), the symposium will address environmental concerns raised with the use of fracking in California, focusing on its impact in the South Coast Air Basin. Speakers will discuss how fracking […]

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