Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Fluid rules

California strives to take lead in overseeing fracking

How hydraulic fracturing works. WIKIMEDIA.org

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Ventura County Star

Final regulations are now in place to establish what will become the most comprehensive state oversight of hydraulic fracturing in the nation, but two key parts of California's landmark 2013 law remain unfinished. The draft EIR and the first volume of a three-part scientific study are expected to be released, possibly by the end of the week.

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Delta farmers decry water decision favoring smelt

Vacaville Reporter / AP

Farmers struggling with drought say a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday that keeps strict water restrictions in place to protect a tiny, threatened fish has forced them to leave thousands of acres unplanted in the nation's most fertile agricultural region.

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L.A. River study examines contaminated fish levels

Whittier Daily News

Activists and conservation biologists, who have been fishing a portion of the Los Angeles River to determine its ecological health, are scheduled to return to the area in March for the final portion of a four-part study. This study is focused on fish living in the Los Angeles River and their levels of DDT, PCBs and mercury.

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