Following what environmental groups say was a flawed impacts study, the Federal government has paved the way for fracking to resume in ocean waters off the coast of California.
A fracking moratorium had been in place following a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) but on May 27 the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a finding of "no significant impact" from enhancing extraction methods - including hydraulic fracturing - fracking - from platforms off the California coast.
HERE is the information on the BOEM website.
In response to that finding CBD issued a statement saying a suit is likely.
Ventura County residents and organizations recently protested outside of the Camarillo offices of the BOEM to oppose fracking in California's ocean waters.