30 May '14, 6pm

BREAKING: #CA Senate Rejects Moratorium on Fracking - Vote Ignores Support from 2/3 of Californians

SACRAMENTO (May 29, 2014) – The California State Senate today rejected a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other controversial forms of oil and gas development. The vote comes despite new polling released last week from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club that revealed more than two-thirds of Californians support a moratorium. The poll revealed that this sentiment held true across party lines, with the majority of Democrats (78 percent), Independents (74 percent) and Republicans (51 percent) all backing a time-out on fracking. It also follow reports that federal estimates of recoverable oil in the state’s Monterey Shale formation were inflated by 96 percent, now predicting it holds about 32 days’ worth of accessible supplies. A statement follows from Damon Nagami, senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defe...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2014/140530.asp

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