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State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight : Cuomo In No Rush To Join Other Dems In Endorsing Fracking

By Rich Ehisen Arkansas has embraced it. So has Illinois. West Virginia and Colorado have too. Maryland is strongly considering it. And now California has become the latest state led by a Democratic governor to sign off on the controversial oil and natural gas drilling practice known as hydraulic...

State Net Capitol Journal: Alaska Senate Endorses Parnell Natural Gas Proposal

The Alaska Senate approved Gov. Sean Parnell's (R) proposal to extract, develop and transport natural gas from the state's North Slope region, potentially the biggest infrastructure project in state history. The vote on SB 138 came mostly along party lines, with four Democrats and one Republican...

State Net Capitol Journal: Slashed Oil Estimate Threatens Fracking In California

In 2011, an energy firm hired by the state of California estimated that a 1,750-square-mile rock formation extending from Sacramento to Los Angeles could yield 13.7 billion barrels of oil, based on existing extraction technologies. That projection spurred hopes of an energy boom in the state like those...

State Net Capitol Journal: Fracking Local Ballot Issue In Several States This Year

Local initiatives aimed at banning, regulating or suspending the controversial method of oil and gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will be on the ballot in three states in November, according to Ballotpedia. The initiatives include measures J, P and S in CALIFORNIA's San...