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City Visions: Fracking Farmland - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Photo: Andrew Grinberg/Clean Water Action

January 11, 2016: City Visions guest host Anne Harper and her panel of experts explore whether California is doing enough to protect its dwindling groundwater supplies from the toxic chemicals used in fracking and drilling for oil and gas. A new study finds significant risks that Central Valley groundwater, increasingly relied upon by farmers for growing our food, could become contaminated. What then? 


Matt Heberger, Senior Research Associate with the Pacific Institute and author of the study "Oil, Food, and Water: Challenges and Opportunities for California Agriculture."

Andrew Grinberg, Oil and Gas Program Manager for Clean Water Action in Oakland.

Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Staff Scientist with the Health Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)