California Fracking Legislation Stalls in Senate Appropriations Committee

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Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee conducted a further hearing on AB 591and AB 972, two Assembly bills that seek to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. Both bills had been placed on the committee’s suspense file in prior votes. But today, the bills stalled in committee and were not referred out to the full Senate, effectively killing both fracking bills for the current legislative session, if not permanently.

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