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2012 Mar 15. Oil extraction method widely used in California with little oversight

posted Mar 28, 2012, 9:33 AM by Fiona Potter   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 2:13 PM ]
| By Michael J. Mishak, The Los Angeles Times. An article relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 3.  Excerpt: Energy companies across California are injecting a mysterious mix of chemicals into the ground to tap oil deposits while frustrating attempts to regulate the controversial process, known as hydraulic fracturing….
…State regulators say existing environmental laws protect the state's drinking water but acknowledge they have little information about the scale or practice of fracking in California, the fourth-largest oil producing state in the nation. That has created mounting anxiety in communities from Culver City to Monterey, where residents are slowly discovering the practice has gone on for years, sometimes in densely populated areas…. Read the full article at: www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oil-fracking-20120315,0,4631157.story