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Calif. lawmakers question regulating fracking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers are expressing doubts a Brown administration proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing is tough enough and can be enforced by state oil regulators.

State senators convened a joint legislative hearing on Tuesday to review California's first attempt to govern the drilling process known as fracking.

The proposed rules require energy companies to disclose the chemicals they inject deep into the ground to break apart rock and release oil.

But the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/12Lkmjx) says some lawmakers say the regulations should go further, including advance notice to nearby landowners and water monitoring around fracking operations.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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