Take Two for August 15, 2013

California's fight over fracking heats up

Activists Protest Fracking In California

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Protestors stage a demonstration against fracking in California outside of the Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building on May 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

This morning, the California Coastal Commission meets in Santa Cruz. 

Environmental groups like the Sierra Club plan to show up in force to protest hydraulic fracturing in the Santa Barbara Channel, the site of a massive oil spill in 1969 many credit with launching the environmental movement know today.

The use of fracking in California is expanding, along with calls to regulate it more tightly. Earlier this year, state lawmakers sponsored multiple bills on fracking. Now there is just one, and as the legislative session draws to a close, everyone wants a say as to what's in it.

The California Report's Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow reports.


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