DIRTY WATER: FRACKING OFFSHORE CALIFORNIA

Please read this fabulous report by CFROG's own lawyer, Environmental Defense Center Staff Attorney Brian Segee.

DIRTY WATER: FRACKING OFFSHORE CALIFORNIA

 

The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) has announced the release of Dirty Water: Fracking Offshore California, a report providing the first comprehensive analysis of hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) conducted from oil platforms located in federal waters off California's shores, and outlining a series of policy recommendations that the Obama administration should take in order to guard against an offshore drilling disaster involving fracking. California's offshore platforms are largely concentrated within the Santa Barbara Channel, renowned globally for its beauty, richness of wildlife, and overall health of the environment.

 

"The revelation that fracking is occurring off California's shores is an alarming surprise to everyone who cherishes our state's unparalleled and irreplaceable shoreline, particularly since federal regulators appear to have been largely unaware of the use of this dangerous technology from offshore oil platforms," stated Brian Segee, co-author of the report and EDC Staff Attorney. "If we are to avoid yet another offshore disaster like the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, it is imperative that the Obama administration implement an immediate moratorium on offshore fracking."

 


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