Ventura trying to get accurate picture of future water supply

By Tamara Koehler

Originally published 03:50 p.m., June 8, 2013
Updated 08:44 p.m., June 8, 2013

Ventura’s water supply is stretched thin and could be overtapped by 2017, according to a report by the city’s water agency.

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Senate Informational Hearing on Well Stimulation in the Oil and Gas Fields of California

Click here to go to the archived video of State Senator Pavley's hearing on 6/18/13.



Fracking fuels water fights in nation's dry spots

The Associated Press

Originally published 07:12 a.m., June 16, 2013
Updated 04:11 p.m., June 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.

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California Fracking Oversight Agencies Lack Inspectors, Knowledge, Says EPA

Dan Aiello



As more than 100 environmental groups launched a massive anti-fracking campaign yesterday in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, California Progress Report's review of the agencies charged with oil industry oversight and protecting the state's groundwater supplies has found troubling signs that California is woefully unprepared to manage a proliferation of fracking wells anticipated to tap into the newly discovered Monterey Shale Deposit.

The deposit, stretching along the Golden State's ecologically fragile coastline from Los Angeles to San Francisco and through some of the most densely-populated regions, is said to contain up to 15.4 billion barrels of oil some 11,000 feet deep, and oil companies are keen to exploit the huge deposit in the only state that lacks any kind of oil severance tax.

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