California Bill Fails; Study Of Hydraulic Fracturing Effects Not Expanded

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Senate on May 29, 2014, failed to pass legislation that would have expanded the scope of independent scientific study to evaluate the risks and impacts of well stimulation techniques and related activities with regard to hydraulic fracturing in the state.

(Senate Bill 1132 available. Document #94-140610-044L.)

The legislation, SB 1132, failed initially by an 18-16 vote, with six abstentions, on May 28.

Bill Fails

On May 29, following a move to reconsider the bill, the vote was 16-16 with eight abstentions...
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