Los Angeles Times: Calif. Senate vote falls short for moratorium on oil fracking

May 28, 2014

The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, until a study determines that it does not pose a health risk for the public.

Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said her bill is needed because of public concern that the injection of water and chemicals into the ground to stimulate oil production may threaten health.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-calif-senate-votes-on-moratorium-on-oil-fracking-20140528-story.html