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Don’t Let Them Frack Us Over

February 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fracking illustration from Gasland the Movie, a film by Josh Fox

Click this image to see a great animation and fracking FAQ on the Gasland, a film by Josh Fox website

The first workshop on California’s proposed draft hydraulic fracturing regulations is taking place in LA next week, on February 19. Below  is the official notice from the Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources.

The Department of Conservation/Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources on December 18, 2012 released a “discussion draft” of regulations for the oil and natural gas production technique known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). What does “discussion draft” mean? It means that this version does not begin the formal rule making process. Instead, it is a starting point for discussion by key stakeholders – industry, the environmental community, other regulators, and interested members of the public – in preparation for the more formal process. These “discussion draft” regulations include provisions for pre-fracturing well testing; advance notification; monitoring during and after fracturing operations; disclosure of materials used in fracturing fluid; trade secrets; and storage and handling of hydraulic fracturing fluids.

The Department will conduct the first of several stakeholder workshops to receive input on the “discussion draft” regulations on February 19 in Los Angeles. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown Doubletree Hotel, 120 South Los Angeles Street. Workshops will also be held in Bakersfield and Sacramento, with dates, times and locations to be announced soon. The actual “discussion draft regulations” and other material can be found on the Department’s home page, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/Index/Pages/Index.aspx.


February 19, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Doubletree Hotel
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Department of Conservation/Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

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