Tougher fracking bill clears Calif. Senate panel

04/10/2013 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

A California state Senate committee voted to approve legislation that would impose stricter regulations for hydraulic fracturing. Under the measure, drillers would be required to further disclose fracking chemicals, and a permitting process would be estabished along with a framework for wastewater monitoring. "We need to, at the minimum, ensure that someone, some public agency, is monitoring the public health and safety of Californians," said state Sen. Fran Pavley, the bill's author.

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