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Monterey Shale

Friday Factoid: Oil Estimate Slip-Sliding Away

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Word on the street is that the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reduced how much oil is expected to be technically recoverable from the Monterey Shale in southern California by 96 percent. The new estimate drops the tally from 13.7 billion barrels to 600 million barrels.

Busted Boom Challenges Gov. Brown to Halt California Fracking

Kassie Siegel | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Kassie Siegel

With the dazzling promise of sudden oil wealth revealed as a sham, the governor should have no more qualms about cementing his legacy as a visionary leader by halting fracking in California.

Farm Aid and MakerFaire: Go Forth and Be Fertile, Not Futile!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We can imagine a future filled with homegrown, sustainable solutions to our food and energy needs. That vision infused Farm Aid, and I saw it again the next day at MakerFaire.

Fracking Bill Passes State Assembly

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

(Adds comment by Governor Brown spokesman saying he will sign bill) By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - ...

We Latinos Better Learn This Word: Fracking

Javier Sierra | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Oil and Big Gas have been conducting the biggest land-grab in the state's modern history, buying up water and oil rights on tens of thousands of acres of both private and public land. Much of this land-grab is occurring above an area of oil and gas deposits known as the Monterey Shale.

Can Jerry Brown Go Brown?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

Brown's dalliance with hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the drilling technique used to extract shale oil, has riled California's environmentalists so much that they have formed a new coalition, Californians Against Fracking, to get the practice banned.

Aaron Sankin

Will California Ban Fracking? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.17.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Efforts to put the brakes on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, often called "fracking," took a step forward in California earlier...

Aaron Sankin

Will California Crack Down On Oil Companies? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.24.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A group of young environmentalists in California are using Earth Day to call attention to what some see as a glaring flaw in the Gol...

Aaron Sankin

Judge Slams Obama Administration Over Fracking In California | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -– A federal judge struck a major blow against fracking in California this week, ruling that the government was wrong to allow energy ...

Feinstein Plans New "Carbon Fee" Bill, Argues Against Keystone, Oil & Gas Subsidies

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.04.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Senator Dianne Feinstein shared her plans with Fresh Dialogues to introduce a new "carbon fee" bill, during a press conference Wednesday in downtown San Francisco.

'Frackademia' Strikes Again at USC With 'Powering California' Study Release

Steve Horn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" -- shorthand for bogus science, economics and other research results paid for by the oil and gas industry and often conducted by "frackademics" with direct ties to the oil and gas industry -- has struck again in California.

Aaron Sankin

The Fight To Frack: California's Oil Industry At A Crucial Crossroads | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.24.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Just below California's surface lies enough shale oil to fundamentally transform the state's entire economy. And for the first tim...