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The Science on Fracking in California

Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is used throughout the United States to produce oil and gas from “tight” shale formations bringing along with it good-paying jobs, economic growth, and reduced CO2 emissions. California is nation’s third largest energy producing state and fracking here is a bit different than elsewhere in the...

*NOTE: A slightly different version of this analysis recently appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. Last month, New York’s Department of Health ended years of indecision when its Commissioner announced that the state would continue its ban on hydraulic fracturing. New York based its...