New fracking rules in Calif. to take effect Jan. 1

12/15/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Comprehensive rules on hydraulic fracturing that take effect in California on Jan. 1 will require drillers to notify nearby landowners at least 30 days before fracking begins and conduct assessments of wells upon request. After a year, the rules will be replaced by permanent regulations, which the state government is still formulating.

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