Skip to comments.Feds approve more fracking off California coast
Posted on 02/12/2014 4:13:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
The federal government has approved three new fracking jobs off the shores of California as state coastal regulators voiced concerns about potential environmental impacts.
The work in the Santa Barbara Channel, site of a 1969 oil platform blowout, has not yet begun and it was not immediately clear when it would.
The disclosure Wednesday came as the California Coastal Commission attempts to exercise greater oversight of the contested practice known as hydraulic fracturing, which involves pumping huge amounts of water, sand and chemicals deep into rock formations to free oil.
The environmental impacts of fracking and other well stimulation techniques are not well understood. To date, little data has been collected, said Alison Dettmer, a commission deputy director.
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Somebody’s head will roll over this when bammie finds out.
TV stations in Santa Barbara will run 40-year old clips of the last channel spill and will work the Stupid Body at UCSB into a frenzy....
I’m wondering just where in the Santa Barbara Channel this approved.
Oil spill is the least of the worries. Hey, I’ve got a great idea - let’s pump high-pressure water into the base of the San Andreas fault! After all, what could possibly go wrong?
“Despite calls by environmentalists to ban fracking, the coastal commission said it lacks the power to do so.”
These land grabbers finally get told NO by someone!
Hopefully, on Platform Irene off the coast of Lompoc