regulation http://kvpr.org en Only One Major Fracking Bill Left Now at California Capitol http://kvpr.org/post/only-one-major-fracking-bill-left-now-california-capitol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would regulate the controversial oil and gas extraction process known as </span>“fracking”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in California has stalled at the State Capitol.</span></p><p>The measure by Democratic Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski fell two votes shy of passage in an Assembly committee today. It would have required oil companies to provide a complete list of chemicals used, their concentrations, how much water was used and how it was disposed of once fracking was complete.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:53:37 +0000 Ben Adler 16680 at http://kvpr.org Only One Major Fracking Bill Left Now at California Capitol Legislative Battle Over Fracking Not Over http://kvpr.org/post/legislative-battle-over-fracking-not-over <p class="p1">The legislative battle over more stringent regulation of a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas in California is far from over. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, lawmakers will discuss the issue once again this week.</p><p class="p1">The deadline for all bills to pass their chamber of origin or die has already passed. But last-minute Assembly floor amendments on a bill that would expand public disclosure of fracking chemicals sent it back to committee.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Amy Quinton 16430 at http://kvpr.org Legislative Battle Over Fracking Not Over As 'Fracking' Debate Heats Up, Weighing Risks Key to Possible Monterey Shale Boom http://kvpr.org/post/fracking-debate-heats-weighing-risks-key-possible-monterey-shale-boom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Could California be on the verge of a new gold rush? That’s the finding of a </span><a href="http://gen.usc.edu/news/monterey-shale.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">new study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from USC about the potential economic impact of oil that lies deep beneath the Central Valley, known as the Monterey Shale. But extracting that oil isn’t easy, and it would require the use of a number of advanced techniques, including hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp; And that’s attracted concerns from environmental groups and state regulators. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:42:19 +0000 Joe Moore 14404 at http://kvpr.org As 'Fracking' Debate Heats Up, Weighing Risks Key to Possible Monterey Shale Boom Buy Here, Pay Here Bills Still Moving Despite Opposition http://kvpr.org/post/buy-here-pay-here-bills-still-moving-despite-opposition <p>Three bills that would regulate California’s “Buy Here, Pay Here” used car industry are moving through the State Capitol despite some growing opposition. The critics include several used car dealers associations and some local chambers of commerce.</p><p>Former Republican Assemblyman Roger Niello is with the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. He’s also the owner of several auto dealers. He says efforts to crack down on what the bills’ authors call “predatory lending” would backfire on the very people the legislation is intended to help.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:52:49 +0000 Ben Adler 2843 at http://kvpr.org Buy Here, Pay Here Bills Still Moving Despite Opposition Oil project moves forward, regulator cites progress http://kvpr.org/post/oil-project-moves-forward-regulator-cites-progress <p>Southern California based Berry Petroleum has been given the go ahead by California&#39;s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources to move forward with plans to use steam to extract oil at the Midway-Sunset oilfield near Taft in Kern County. The move comes after the company made some changes to its system to monitor conditions at the site, according to Division head Tim Kustic.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:10:29 +0000 Joe Moore 1763 at http://kvpr.org Oil project moves forward, regulator cites progress