The federal government has announced a sweeping study of fracking and other oil and gas extraction techniques in California.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will lead the study. BLM California State Director Jim Kenna says it’s in response to lawsuits attempting to block oil and gas development on public lands.
“Certainly, the intent would be to reduce legal challenges – hopefully because people trust the information and are more aware of what is going on. But the bottom line is, the science will find out what it finds out,” says Kenna.