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New energy secretary could boost CA oil production 2

Feb. 8, 2013 By Chriss Street President Obama’s expected naming of Ernest J. Moniz as the next secretary of energy is good news for energy producers and consumers, especially those in California. It represents the recognition that oil and gas

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What CA fracking advocates can learn from PA

Jan. 31, 2013 By Chris Reed As Californians begin to appreciate the immense economic potential of the state’s underground natural gas and oil reserves, the debate will sharply intensify over the safety of hydraulic fracturing — the newly refined and improved

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On fracking, will Govs. Brown and Cuomo heed Ed Rendell? 0

Jan. 21, 2013 By Chris Reed With the op-ed in last week’s Wall Street Journal about California’s enormous potential for a fracking-driven energy boom, it’s beginning to look like how Gov. Jerry Brown deals with the issue will be a

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State Senate Democrats Crack Down on Fracking 7

Jan. 18, 2013 By Dave Roberts Despite the more than three-decade safety record of hydraulic fracturing in California, Democrats served notice last week that they will be cracking down on the energy-production method in the coming year. The frack fight

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Groan: L.A. Times film critic accepts as given that fracking is evil 5

Dec. 28, 2012 By Chris Reed The question I posed in my Wednesday piece about fracking and California has already been answered. I wondered whether the fact that it has been “massively” used for decades but only began facing enviro

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Will California media ignore fracking’s long, safe history? 24

Dec. 26, 2012 By Chris Reed The escalating battle over using hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — for highly promising oil and natural gas exploration in California isn’t just another front in the state’s long-running war between environmentalists

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Fossil-fuel-phobic Brown, Nichols pine for world that will never be 0

Nov. 21 By Chris Reed The California media’s never-is-heard-a-discouraging word coverage of AB 32 and the recent cap-and-trade auction continues. But what’s astounding is that just a week ago, the International Energy Association declared that fracking had the U.S. on

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Occidental ready to bring Bakken phenomenon to California 11

Nov. 15, 2012 By Chris Reed In my research for a U-T San Diego editorial that’s running today about fracking’s immense promise in California, I was astounded to find that Occidental, one of the largest oil/gas companies in the U.S.,

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The coming American energy independence 5

Sept. 19, 2012 By Chriss Street This is a crucial development for California, which recently slipped to fourth among the 50 states in oil production. Texas remains first, followed by North Dakota and its lucrative new Bakken formation, then Alaska in

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Big Oil Backs Killing Keystone XL Pipeline 2

FEB. 16, 2012 By CHRISS STREET Gov. Jerry Brown and other California environmental activists are enthusiastic about advancing “sustainable” energy, such as windmill and geothermal. But oil and natural gas exploration are rapidly advancing — if they’re allowed to happen.

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