This week in local and state news: "Fracking fuels water fights in nation's dry spots", click here for AP story in Ventura County Star - see last paragraphs for details on this issue in VC.
"There is a new player for water, which is oil and gas," said Peppler, of Mead, Colo., who also serves as president of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. "And certainly they are in a position to pay a whole lot more than we are." Click here to read more in VC Star.
Tuesday, June 18 after 1:30 (following the Transportation & Housing comm meeting) am the Calif. Senate Committee on Natural Resources And Water will meet for a hearing on well stimulation. This is in response to a letter dated May 30 from Sen. Fran Pavley to Mr. Marc Nechodom - Director of the Department of Conservation. The DOC contains the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which is the State Agency that is charged with regulated and overseeing oil and gas production in the State. Here is Sen. Pavley's letter:
The hearing will be televised here
Here is a June 18 story in the VC Star
Information on the Senate Committee on Natural Resources from their website:
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
JURISDICTION: Bills relating to conservation and management of public resources, fish and wildlife, regulation of oil, mining, geothermal development, acid deposition, wetlands and lakes, global atmospheric effects, ocean and bay pollution, forestry practices, recreation, parks and historical resources.
Members:Senator Fran Pavley (Chair)
Senator Anthony Cannella (Vice Chair)
Senator Noreen Evans
Senator Jean Fuller
Senator Ben Hueso
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Senator Ricardo Lara
Senator Bill Monning
Senator Lois Wolk
Addresses & Staff:Chief Consultant: William (Bill) Craven
Principal Consultant: Dennis O'Connor
Consultant: Katharine Moore
Assistant: Patricia (Patty) Hanson
Phone: (916) 651-4116