Legal Alert - SCAQMD First in California to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing


By Richard J. McNeil

The possible benefits (and possible burdens) of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in California have received significant media attention lately. Much of this attention has focused on the exploitation of the Monterey Shale Formation, an oil-rich subterranean rock formation in Central and Southern California that contains very significant oil reserves. Those reserves, it is believed, now can be easily accessed through the practice of fracking.

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