Mon, Nov 18, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
New California Fracking Regulations ProposedDownload audio (MP3)
Last week, the California Department of Conservation released a draft of new regulations for hydraulic fracturing. "Fracking," as the technique is often called, is a controversial method of oil-retrieval that injects water, sand and chemicals into the soil. We'll discuss the proposed regulations, and what they could mean for California's economy and environment.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Bill Allayaud, California director of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit environmental advocacy group
- Jason Marshall, chief deputy director, California Department of Conservation
- Lauren Sommer, science and environment reporter for KQED Public Radio
- Suzanne Noble, vice president of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), a petroleum trade association
At the close of this segment, Michael Krasny took a moment to remember Raul Ramirez, executive producer of Forum for over 20 years. Ramirez passed away on Friday, November 15.