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A much-anticipated landmark report that will evaluate the potential effects of the controversial process known as fracking (hydraulic fracturing) on the Baldwin Hills area is scheduled to be released next month, officials confirmed this week.

The study was launched over a year ago at the 1,200-acre Inglewood Oil Field, which is owned and operated by Plains Exploration & Production Co., and was completed this past July.

The news comes on the eve of Saturday’s planned rally in Culver City to call on lawmakers to ban fracking…

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Please be advised that PXP submitted the 2013 Annual Drilling Plan (ADP) to the County of Los Angeles on Thursday, August 30th, beginning a 45-day public comment period. This ADP is available online at the following link: http://www.inglewoodoilfield.com/res/docs/Final%202013%20Drilling%20Plana.pdf CAP members should be receiving hard copies of this document in the mail by tomorrow.

Please submit all public comments to Rena Kambara at rkambara@planning.lacounty.gov by 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2012. This item will also be discussed during the September CAP meeting on Thursday,September 27, 2012.

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Fracking Bills Fail in California Legislature

by admin on August 28, 2012

State lawmakers have one more week to vote on bills this legislative session, but one issue they won’t be talking about is hydraulic fracturing. Efforts to regulate the controversial drilling technique failed.
AB 972 would have banned hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – until the state puts regulations in place later this year. The practice, where high pressure liquid is injected underground, is used mostly to extract oil in California.

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A state Senate panel has approved legislation that would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing in California until regulators write rules governing the controversial procedure.

The legislation, AB 972 by Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey), passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Monday on a party-line vote, 5-2. Democrats supported the measure while Republicans opposed it.

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LA County Fracking Workshop Tonight

by admin on June 12, 2012

As an urgent reminder, the Department of Conservation will hold a special workshop in Culver City Tuesday evening to collect comments, concerns, and recommendations related to the regulation of hydraulic fracturing in California.

As mentioned in this article by Damon Nagami a large turnout is needed to tell the Department of Conservation that fracking is a critical issue they need to be paying special attention to. We are expecting public comments to be limited to 1 minute due to the level of turnout so please come prepared.

All are encouraged to arrive early and fill out speakers cards as soon as possible. If you are not able to make it tomorrow or Wednesday, please email your comments to comments@conservation.ca.gov.

Culver City: Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00 p.m., City Council Chambers, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Long Beach: Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00 p.m., California State University Long Beach Student Union, 1212 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815

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by admin on June 8, 2012

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How Rural America Got Fracked

by admin on May 22, 2012

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By Tom Dispatch

If the world can be seen in a grain of sand, watch out. As Wisconsinites are learning, there’s money (and misery) in sand — and if you’ve got the right kind, an oil company may soon be at your doorstep.

March in Wisconsin used to mean snow on the ground, temperatures so cold that farmers worried about their cows freezing to death. But as I traveled around rural townships and villages in early March to interview people about frac-sand mining, a little-known cousin of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” daytime temperatures soared to nearly 80 degrees — bizarre weather that seemed to be sending a meteorological message.

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Fracking Problems Infographic

May 18, 2012

By Lucy Kim

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Fracking’s Methane Trail: A Detective Story

May 18, 2012

Gaby Petron didn’t set out to challenge industry and government assumptions about how much pollution comes from natural gas drilling. She was just doing what she always does as an air pollution data sleuth for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “I look for a story in the data,” says Petron. “You give me a […]

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Los Angeles Press Conference to ban fracking in California

May 11, 2012

Please join Food & Water Watch to kick off their campaign to Ban Fracking in California! Tue, May 15, 2012 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The campaign kickoff will feature Academy Award-nominated “Gasland” documentary filmmaker Josh Fox, other nonprofit organizations, and members from the surrounding communities of Baldwin Hills, Culver City, Ladera Heights and Windsor […]

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