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California Fracking 

SF Weekly, September 26, 2012

SF Weekly letters to the editor

Another Boom
Patrick Sullivan

Oil fracking also puts the environment at risk: Great cover story, but there's more to fracking than natural gas ["Boom or Doom," Denise Grollmus, feature, 9/19]. Oil fracking is starting to blow up here in California, but state officials don't regulate or even track fracking. There are an estimated 15 billion barrels of frackable oil in the Monterey Shale, which lies beneath some of the most beautiful wilderness and most productive farmland in America. Our air, our water, and our wildlife — it's all at risk if people don't stop California's oil fracking boom in its tracks.

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