KPCC: Is fracking worth the risk in light of dismal forecasts for Monterey Shale oil yields?

May 24, 2014

Oil industry experts estimate that deep within the Monterey Shale, a land mass in California, there exists gargantuan amounts of oil.

But, environmentalists say these oil extraction techniques can lead to health and environmental problems. In fact, State Senators Holly Mitchell (D) and Mark Leno (D) have introduced legislation that would impose a moratorium on fracking and well stimulation in California.