Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Strengthen Fracking Rules
On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill (SB 4) that will tighten rules for a drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The bill -- by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) -- will require state authorities to monitor and report on the public health and environmental effects of the drilling process.
- "California Fracking Bill Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown" (White, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 9/21).
- "Brown Signs Bill on Fracking, Upsetting Both Sides of Oil Issue" (Lifsher/McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, 9/20).
- "Fracking: Gov. Brown Signs Bill Establishing Rules for Controversial Drilling Technique" (AP/KPCC, 9/20).