Breitling Oil and Gas California Morning Podcast #21

California fracking opponents put three new feathers in their caps on Monday as a trio of bills that would halt the controversial practice took major steps forward in the state legislature.

The bills in question, which were given the stamp of approval by the state Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee, would place an immediate moratorium on the process of hydraulic fracturing, an oil and natural gas extraction technique that involves injecting a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and assorted chemicals into the ground.

While nearly a dozen new laws aimed at fracking regulation are currently making their way through the California legislature, the ones that passed the Natural Resources Committee earlier this week took the most aggressive stance against the practice.

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