According to records voluntarily posted by some operators at www.fracfocus.org, hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has been used to increase the yield in about a dozen oil wells in Ventura County.
Since reporting of fracking is currently not required in California, environmental groups and others wonder what the true count is, since the industry says they have been doing it here for decades.
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“When a well is hydraulically fractured (it is our intention to) make sure those wells have an increased level of monitoring or oversight,” said Tim Kustic, state oil and gas supervisor at the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), at the meeting. Click to read more of Kimberly's story at Ojai Valley News