Friday, March 15, 2013

Three new California bills proposed to further regulate fracking

Just like everything else, CA will regulate fracking to death. And manage to kill the only thing that could possibly help them out of their revenue quagmire.  Fracking has been going on for 10 years and no one even noticed.

Last month, California legislators introduced three bills that relate to hydraulic fracturing. On February 20, 2013, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced SB 395 to regulate water produced during fracking operations. The bill would require the regulation of “produced water,” defined to expressly include water produced by fracking, as a hazardous waste by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). This would give DTSC authority to regulate the management of fracking wastewater, including the requirement for hazardous waste manifests to transport these fluids, and add another administrative layer to the regulation of fracking operations in addition to the rules that have already been proposed by the Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR).

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