Is there a new oil and gas boom for Ca. in the near future?Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 21:52
Is there a new oil and gas boom for Ca. in the near future??
Dec 07, 2012 by Lauren Sommer from KQED Science
Topics: Engineering, Environment, News, Radio
The new oil-and-gas boom that’s sweeping the country may be coming to California. With it comes the controversy over the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing – or fracking. Widespread fracking in other states has launched a national debate over the impacts on public health and the environment.
California has long been an oil-producing state, but it’s getting renewed attention because of the Monterey Shale, the country’s largest shale oil resource. It stretches under a large part of Central California. In places like Southern Monterey County, where new oil leases are being offered, the battle for fracking is heating up.