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Mon, Nov 18, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

New California Fracking Regulations Proposed


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Workers stand near a hydraulic fracturing drilling rig exploring the Marcellus Shale outside Waynesburg, PA in 2012.
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Workers stand near a hydraulic fracturing drilling rig exploring the Marcellus Shale outside Waynesburg, PA in 2012.

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

Guests:

  • 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

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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.

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