Tag: AB 591

California Lawmakers Table Fracking Bills.

On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee shelved two bills relating to fracking, AB 972 and AB 591.  AB 972 would have placed a moratorium on fracking in California pending issuance of state regulations governing the practice (See August 14 post).  AB 591 would have required operators to disclose fracking activities and chemicals (See May 8 … Continue Reading

Wyoming Lawsuit May Influence Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation in California

As I last reported here, regulation of hydraulic fracturing is poised to be a hot topic in California this legislative session.  Last session’s AB 591 stalled in the Senate due to outstanding issues over the mandatory reporting of hydraulic fracturing fluid components and confidentiality issues based on trade secret concerns.  The application of a Wyoming … Continue Reading