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This bill would define “hydraulic fracturing” in oil and gas operations and would prohibit hydraulic fracturing until the completion of a report, as specified, and a determination is made that hydraulic fracturing can be conducted without a risk to the public health and welfare, environment, or the economy of the state.

Read bill: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billStatusClient.xhtml
! 5/24 Status: It passed out of appropriations but we understand that it has been dramatically weakened, study taken out and moratorium only until DOGGR regulations. DOGGR has never done their job when it comes to regulating fracking -ever. Instead, they come up with song and dance routines to exhaust and throw off public input. You can see here how the Appropriations committee lead by Perez, and Gatto, allowed this bill to be butchered. Check out how much they crossed out in red!: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1323&search_keywords=


AB 1301
This bill would define “hydraulic fracturing” and would prohibit hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas operations until the Legislature enacts subsequent legislation that determines whether and under what conditions hydraulic fracturing may be conducted while protecting the public health and safety and the natural resources of the state.

Read Bill: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1301&search_keywords=

! 5/24 Status: Is held in appropriations. Could become 2 year bill to be released in 2014. Not dead. (This is the Bill we were fighting to pass out of Appropriations.)

In Committee: Set, second hearing, Held under submission.
Held under submission means —An action taken by a committee when a bill is heard in committee and there is an indication that the author and the committee members want to work on or discuss the bill further, but there is no motion for the bill to progress out of committee.

AB 7
This bill would revise that procedure to instead require the operator to file an application before commencing drilling and would require, on and after January 1, 2014, additional information to be included in the application, including information regarding the chemicals, if any, to be injected into a well.

5/24: It was amended to incorporate the trade secrets provisions of SB 4 (Pavley) and passed out of Appropriations. This is a very weak bill that the fossil fuel industry helped negotiate.

5/15 Status: In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Read Bill: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB7&search_keywords=

As we build to the State Assembly vote, we need everyone to call their Assembly-member to make sure they are voting to support these bills.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
300 South Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Thursday, we are going to hold an action and press conference downtown – to deliver petitions to Gov. Jerry Brown – to ban fracking now!

Launch of Californians Against Fracking & Petition Delivery
The movement to ban fracking in California has had huge wins in 2013, but our job is far from done. That’s why we’re launching a new coalition to ban fracking in our state. Join us for the launch of Californians Against Fracking and help us deliver over 100,000 petitions to Governor Brown’s Los Angeles office.

Take part in the growing movement that includes filmmaker Josh Fox, Food & Water Watch, 350.org, California Nurses Association, Center for Biological Diversity, CREDO Action, Democracy for America, Environment California, Organic Consumers Association, Progressive Democrats of America and many others.

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1) Lean on Governor Brown and demand a Ban on Fracking in California! Fracking will boost jobs in the short term, and leave a legacy of; polluted land, water, air, and polluted farm land, and subsequent illnesses. They do not look at e-mails! Please call or write snail mail. http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php

2) Educate your neighbors and sign this petition! http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-califoria?mailing_id=12612&source=s.icn.em.cr&%3Br_by=2081239&r_by=1730892

3) Continue to call and write to all 80 California State Assembly members and tell them how you feel about fracking and why you want a Ban in California. Why there is no such thing as “Safe Fracking.” It is an industry driven lie! : http://assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers

Committee on Appropriations http://apro.assembly.ca.gov/

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Thanks to Moveon.org and Aura Walker for the info.