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California State Officials Urge Governor To Impose Fracking Moratorium

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 11:36 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 100 state officials, including mayors and councilmembers on May 15 sent a letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown urging him to enact a moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing due to the state’s “devastating drought.”

(Letter available. Document #94-150609-007X.)

Moratorium Sought

The signers of the letter announced at a press conference during the state convention for the California Democratic Party that they had sent the letter to the governor.

The officials contend that a moratorium on fracking should be instituted until the...
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