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Today on Your Call: What’s the future of natural gas fracking in California?

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On the today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about hydraulic fracturing, which involves blasting huge amounts of chemicals, sand and water into the ground, which enables trapped oil and gas to escape. How much fracking is happening in California? How should it be tracked and regulated?  Who is pushing for fracking in California? And how are communities organizing against it? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California

Avner Vengosh, professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences at Duke University

Paul Ferrazzi, executive director of LA Based Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

Web Resources:

LA Times: California Senate rejects 'fracking' legislation

Truthout: Fracking in California Raises New and Old Concerns

LA Weekly: Could Fracking in Los Angeles Cause an Earthquake?

EWG: What you need to know about fracking

Citizens, Groups Calling for a Ban on Fracking in California

Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

Salon: Confirmed: Fracking can pollute

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.