This bill would prohibit fracking, acidizing and other oil and gas well stimulation in California. The bill would expand the statewide study already in progress to include additional elements, including evaluating various potential direct, indirect, and cumulative health and environmental impacts of onshore and offshore well stimulation and well stimulation treatment-related activities. The bill would prohibit all well stimulation treatments until the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency convenes a committee to review the scientific study, and the Governor issues findings that specify measures are in place to ensure that well stimulation treatments do not pose a risk to, or impairment of, the public health and welfare or to the environmental and economic sustainability of the state.
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This bill would declare that the use of freshwater in all elements of the development and production of oil and gas shall be reduced, by January 1, 2019, to an unspecified percentage of baseline freshwater use in 2014, and would require the Department of Conservation and the State Water Resources Control Board, in collaboration with the Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources, to determine the volume of that baseline use. The bill would require well and facility owners or operators to report to the division the volume, source, and use of all freshwater, recycled water, and treated water, as specified, and would require the division to make that information publicly available.