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Does Chiang top field of Dem hopefuls?

Going by the metrics, John Chiang may be the strongest candidate to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 or U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. You’d never know it by the way the media have zeroed in on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney

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Fracking watch: Britain figures out what CA hasn’t 1

May 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The 13th chapter of fracking watch will be the last installment for a while until some more nations around the world take up the issue of whether hydraulic fracturing is a bad or good

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Fracking watch: Indonesia figures out what CA hasn’t 1

May 8, 2013 By Chris Reed Nations that are energy giants without being particularly affluent are the least likely places for environmental alarmism to drive public policy. They’re used to aggressively developing natural resources, and they don’t have the large

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Fracking watch: Algeria figures out what CA hasn’t 0

May 7, 2013 By Chris Reed Hydraulic fracturing — the use of underground water cannons to blast open access to energy reserves — has been around since the 1940s in the United States and Canada and for nearly as long

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Fracking watch: Poland figures out what CA hasn’t 0

May 6, 2013 By Chris Reed Last week, the state Legislature took a first step toward blocking fracking in California. An Assembly committee passed three anti-fracking measuers. The first coverage of the Assembly votes by the Ventura County Star did not note

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Fracking watch: Canada figures out what CA hasn’t 1

May 2, 2013 By Chris Reed Hydraulic fracturing has been around for decades in our northern neighbor, just as it has been in the U.S. And what do you know? Canadian enviros only began complaining about fracking in recent years

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Fracking watch: Brazil figures out what CA hasn’t 1

May 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The passage of anti-fracking legislation by an Assembly committee Monday could lead to a showdown between green Dem lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown, who’s struck a measured tone so far on hyrdaulic fracturing, the

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Fracking watch: Saudi Arabia figures out what CA hasn’t 3

April 30, 2013 By Chris Reed On Monday, an Assembly committee took up three bills intended to ban or limit fracking in California. All three passed. Incredibly and pathetically, the first coverage of this development — by the Ventura County

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Fracking watch: Russia figures out what CA hasn’t 3

April 29, 2013 By Chris Reed Today, AB 1301, which would halt in-state fracking, comes before the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. As I noted this weekend, fracking has been scrutinized by the Obama administration, which concluded it was just another heavy industry.

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