protest http://kvpr.org en Political Fight Over Fracking Takes Center Stage In California http://kvpr.org/post/political-fight-over-fracking-takes-center-stage-california <div><p>California is instituting what some are calling the toughest regulations in the nation for the controversial oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.&nbsp; But some environmentalists say the regulations don’t go far enough to protect air and water quality.</p><p>Several local governments have enacted moratoriums; others are calling for an outright ban on fracking. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the politics are beginning to take center stage.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:00:51 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 30209 at http://kvpr.org Political Fight Over Fracking Takes Center Stage In California In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-immigration-protestors-occupy-mccarthys-office-meet-congressman <p>A group of immigration rights activists staged a protest Wednesday at the Bakersfield office of House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, eventually meeting with the Congressman after being locked inside his office for much of the night.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:08:55 +0000 Joe Moore 24167 at http://kvpr.org In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman