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Brown Appoints Panel To Review California Rules For Fracking

The panel will review a state-ordered fracking study released this month that found some of the chemicals used in California’s fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health.

07/22/2015

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Environmentalists Want Brown To Stop Offshore Fracking

State regulators this month approved nine permits for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. The Center for Biological Diversity called on Brown Tuesday to halt the plans.

06/30/2015

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University Park Residents Say Oil Drilling Facility Is Making Them Sick

The Allenco Energy site, located in University Park off 23rd Street, neighbors a charter school, a LAUSD high school for disabled adults and St. Mary’s College.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2013

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Gov. Brown Signs State’s First Fracking Rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will establish California’s first rules detailing how oil drillers use a technique known as fracking.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2013

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California Assembly Approves Fracking Bill

The measure includes a requirement that drillers disclose the chemicals they use in the process of hydraulic fracturing.

09/11/2013