Minority Children More Likely to Attend School Near Fracking, Face Higher Risk of Health Impacts – New Report

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A new analysis released today on the distribution of California oil and gas wells in relation the state’s public schools finds that minority children are at a much greater risk of health problems related to fracking and other methods of oil drilling than white children.

A mapping of active wells and school demographics […]

Environmental Groups Respond to Gov. Brown’s Fracking Regulations

Environmental groups, including Californians Against Fracking, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and the Natural Resources Defense Council, have issued a statement in response to the final draft regulations required by Senate Bill 4: “Final draft regulations rife with industry loopholes and weak protections leave Californians vulnerable.”

Oil Industry in California Wastes 2 Million Gallons of Water Each Day

By Adam Scow and Hollin Kretzmann

OVERVIEW:

Each day, the oil and gas industry uses more than 2 million gallons of water on average in California on dangerous extraction techniques such as fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steam injection. At a time when California is facing the worst drought on record, when farmers and cities are both struggling to find […]