Forget Fracking: California Should Be Worried About Acid Jobs

What’s an acid job, you ask? Nothing serious, as long as you don’t mind acid in your drinking water.

California’s tortured relationship with oil goes back many years; the first Earth Day in 1970 was triggered by a giant 1969 oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the state is moving at a glacial pace to decide the rules for hydraulic fracturing (AKA fracking) in the Monterey oil formation--the largest oil shale reserve in the U.S., with approximately 15 billion barrels of oil just waiting to be tapped.

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  • Ha!
  • I haven’t been this freaked out by acid since the 60s!