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Kern County Farmers Take on Oil Industry, California

Business  (tags: California, farmers, "unrestricted drilling ordinance", oil companies, environmental waivers, Venoco Inc., California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA exemptions, full review of environmental harm, Gov. Brown favors exemptions )

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California's largest oil-producing county long ago passed an 'unrestricted drilling' ordinance. But now Kern farmers are fighting environmental waivers granted by the state.

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Michael Kirkby (91)
Monday December 3, 2012, 9:18 am
Do we wonder why there is a water shortage? If not consumed by fracking it's contaminated by oil and mining exploration.

Judy C. (99)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:39 pm
Water shortage is really a serious problem, and I hope people will become more informed about it.

Lois Jordan (61)
Monday December 3, 2012, 2:11 pm
Noted. I recently read that millions of gallons of water are used to frack each well....that is water that's been chemically contaminated.

Jacqueline Fonseca (29)
Monday December 3, 2012, 2:15 pm
Good for Hopkins! We need to stop being selfish and look at the real cost of energy! Water is the one thing that we CANNOT live without and we never get it replenished on this planet.... What will happen when destroy our only water source? We destroy ourselves.....

David Menard (43)
Monday December 3, 2012, 4:14 pm
Good to see people standing up to big oil

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:15 pm
I'm glad to know that there are some farmers that are standing up for their land. An almond grove? Boy, I wonder if they taste like oil.
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