FSRN reported recently on the leasing of nearly 18,000 acres of federal land in California for potential oil development. Governor jerry brown’s administration and the oil industry are eager to exploit the oil that could be locked up in the Monterey shale by using the controversial technology of hydraulic fracturing. Fearing negative environmental and health impacts from fracking, as documented in other states, Californians are asking hard questions about the rush for black gold. FSRN’s Vic Bedoian reports.
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