‘fracking’ and water scarcity problems reported by nonpartisan polling for California
This data report is especially important in Ventura County where residents and agriculture rely on ground water resources and not state water.
THE LATEST ON CALIFORNIA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT – Public Policy Institute polling
Sacramento Bee, September 25, 2013 (excerpted from report, see link below)
Fracking: After months of contentious debate this year and the defection of some key environmental groups, the Legislature passed -- and the governor signed -- a bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That legislative push mirrors a high level of public concern, with 53 percent of both likely voters and adults oppose increased fracking in California, and a wide margin of respondents called for state regulation of fracking (56 percent of adults, 61 percent of likely voters).
Water: While more than half of Californians believe that water supply will be somewhat or very inadequate to accommodate demand in the next 10 years, respondents split on whether the best solution is building new water storage systems or focusing on water efficiency. Central Valley residents prized efficiency over construction; the opposite held true in the Inland Empire. A plurality of likely voters, 44 percent, favored paying for water projects via state bonds rather than through heightened taxes or user fees. That response takes on additional significance as lawmakers work to craft a twice-deferred water bond measure for the 2014 ballot.
Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?blog_id=41&tag=fracking&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=41#storylink=cpy