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Your Call: What's the future of fracking in California?



On the January 6th, 2015 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the fight surrounding the controversial oil extraction process. Some predict that New York's state-wide halt on the practice will pressure California to do the same - but Governor Jerry Brown is pushing to expand the extraction industry. In the November election, two California counties passed pre-emptive bans on fracking. So what's next for California's energy economy? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Kassie Siegel,  Senior Counsel and Climate Law Institute Director of the Center for Biological Diversity. She is the director of the Center’s campaign to stop fracking in California

David Baker, energy and clean tech reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle

Jason Marshall, Chief Deputy Director at California’s Department of Conservation

Web Resources:

Center for Biological Diversity: Fracking

Department of Conservation Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

UC Berkeley: What the Frack? Lack of Info on Fracking Fluid is “A Pervasive Reguatory Failure”

KQED: New California County Fracking Bans Likely to Face Challenges

Sacramento Bee: California releases proposed fracking regulations

San Jose Mercury News: Fracking ban: New York decision puts pressure on California

Natural Gas Intel: California Fracking Rules Made Final, Effective July 1

Al Jazeera: California environmental groups call for tighter fracking controls