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Anti-fracking fervor builds in CA even as it lifts U.S. economy, stature

Anti-fracking sentiment in California continues to build, and we’re likely to see a spate of local moratoriums aimed at blocking the oil-drilling process in many cities and counties. This is happening even in places not normally associated with petroleum production,

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CA on sidelines as brown energy revolution unfolds

In the 41 years since the OPEC cartel begin throwing its weight around, U.S. consumers have gotten used to fluctuations in the price of gasoline. The dynamics have gotten pretty stable in recent decades as OPEC has deradicalized. In the

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What CA can learn from North Dakota’s stunning boom

The boom that North Dakota’s enjoyed because of fracking is usually depicted in newspaper stories and network reports as being about housing shortages and a flood of in-migration driven by job hunters. Rarely do accounts offer stark statistics that illustrate

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Video: A potential CA energy boom

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy talks about energy policy and a potential energy boom in California.

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Self-parody department: Dakota oil boom depicted as threat to CA safety

The San Francisco Chronicle has broken new ground in over-the-top petrophobia. Not content to warp the California debate over fracking in the Golden State by never mentioning the Obama administration considers it safe, the Chronicle’s editorial page actually is warning

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Mexico to join shale/fracking revolution; will media keep CA out?

This spring, I did a two-week series for Cal Watchdog on the many nations around the world that are pursuing fracking in oil and gas exploration after witnessing its immense success in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Here’s

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CA job growth vs. ND job growth: Bring on fracking! 6

March 9, 2013 By Chris Reed Greens were doing some chest-thumping this week after a new study came out that said California led the nation in 2012 in creation of green jobs. “Environmental Entrepreneurs tracks the creation of green jobs

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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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Why Has Oil and Gas Boom Skipped CA? 15

FEB. 8, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI New extraction technologies are creating an oil and gas boom that is lifting the economics of several states, as reported by the Wall Street Journal’s recent article “Oil and Gas Boom Lifts U.S. Economy.”

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