Travis Allen on Energy & Oil
Voted NO on awaiting scientific study before ok to fracking
Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Status:Passed House, 54-20-4; passed Senate 29-8-2; signed by Gov.Brown, 9/20/2013
- This bill would require, by 2015, an independent scientific study on well stimulation treatments, including acid well stimulation & hydraulic fracturing.
- Regulates disposition of well
- The bill requires a permit prior to performing a well stimulation treatment.
- Requires a supplier claiming trade secret protection for the chemical composition of additives used in a well stimulation treatment to disclose the
composition to the division.
OnTheIssues Explanation: "Fracking" extracts more oil and gas from otherwise non-productive wells. The
controversy includes that fracking causes earthquakes (hence the "scientific study"), as well as issues about disposal of the large volumes of potentially toxic liquids used. This bill slows the implementation of fracking. (Travis Allen voted NAY).
Source: California legislative voting records: SB 4
, Sep 11, 2013
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