Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Proposed Fracking Regulations Draw Public Comment

State regulators are holding public hearings on proposed regulations on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a controversial method of drilling for oil in gas. Critics say fracking creates air and water pollution and may be linked to increased risk of earthquakes. Supporters say it’s a vital tool to tap into oil and gas reserves that can’t be drilled by conventional methods. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.