Oil and gas companies and oil-field service providers with California operations should scrutinize newly proposed rules on hydraulic fracturing and well stimulation, with comments due by mid-January.
Environmental and Policy Focus: California's New Hydraulic Fracturing Law Cited In Pending CEQA Lawsuit: EnergyWire - Oct 30 --
Earlier this year, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks and...more
Today the California Assembly passed a controversial bill regulating hydraulic fracturing, SB 4. The bill has been criticized by both industry groups and environmental organizations. Industry argues that the bill is...more
On January 24, 2013, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed suit in Alameda Superior Court in California, joining other environmental groups including Earthjustice and the Sierra Club in alleging that the California...more
The oil and gas industry’s increased use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” continues to gain attention in California....more
In October 2012, the Sierra Club and a number of other environmental groups filed a lawsuit to force the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to prepare an environmental...more
On October 16, 2012, four environmental groups filed a state court action alleging that California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act...more