Focus on Fracking
Our collection of articles, opinions, press releases, and more related to hydraulic fracturing in Santa Barbara County and California.
Environmental law group sues federal agency over S.B. Channel drilling permits. Read story.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
County looks to soften legal blow from fracking ban. Read story.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
New extraction regulation hearings start in Santa Maria on Tuesday and then move across the state. Read story.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Environmentalists and oil industry gear up for major battle ahead of November election. Read story.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Energy reps and anti-fracking activists examine impacts of new study. Read story.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Enviro leaders and organizations have been conspicuously silent on the issue. Read story.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Enviros and industry reps trade jabs at coastal protection hearing. Read story.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Saturday morning marked the kickoff of an environmental group’s campaign to ban fracking, well stimulation, and other “high-intensity” extraction techniques on unincorporated county land. Read story.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The rule, which goes into effect in March, will affect Santa Barbara Channel rigs; plus more fracking news. Read story.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
State proposes fracking rules; D.C. Republicans want less oversight. Read story.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Enviros say draft regulations don't protect public enough; oil industry sees “balance.” Read story.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The steady stream of concerns about hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in California hit close to home again this week, as the nonprofit advocacy group Los Padres ForestWatch called attention to the controversial oil extraction practice being used on wells in the Sespe Oil Field, which is in the Los Padres National Forest just north of Fillmore in Ventura County. Read story.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Identifies 15 known occurrences, with more pending approval. Read story.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
With enviros now calling for deeper reviews, the feds explain how offshore process differs from onshore. Read story.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Politicians want Channel drilling techniques investigated, but who's in charge? Read story.