Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Assembly Approves Fracking Bill

The State Assembly has approved a measure to regulate a controversial oil drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing,” or fracking. Opponents of fracking had wanted a ban or moratorium on fracking because of fears about pollution from chemicals injected into oil and gas wells in the fracking process. The compromise bill increases regulations but falls short of the ban some environmentalists had wanted. Christopher Martinez reports from the State Capitol.