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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 )

- 2327 days ago -
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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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.

Lois Jordan (63)
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
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