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April 23, 2013 > Assembly Natural Resources Committee approves AB 7

Assembly Natural Resources Committee approves AB 7

Submitted By Jeff Barbosa

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski's (D-Fremont) bill to expand public disclosure on hydraulic fracturing in California on April 15, 2013. The bill passed with bipartisan support. It will next be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

"AB 7 requires oil operators to provide the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources a complete list of every chemical used, the maximum concentration, the purpose for the chemical, how much water was used, what kind of water was used and what they did with the fluid once the fracking was complete," Wieckowski said. "The regulation of fracking is overdue. The most important first step to addressing and mitigating our environmental concerns is to require that all the information is placed in the correct hands."

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