Senator Pavley's Response to LA Times editorial

Re "A fracking bill gone bad," Editorial, Sept. 12

As the author of SB 4, I would like to clarify how the bill would work.

Currently, fracking and acidizing occur in California without regulations or oversight. The bill requires an independent scientific study and mandates that oil companies obtain a permit before fracking and acidizing, notify neighbors, monitor groundwater and disclose all chemicals and well locations online.

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