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Packing is helping -- a new energy boom in this country but California.
Which could be sitting on millions of barrels of untapped oil.
Is now considering nearly a dozen bills that would either greatly limit fracking -- temporarily suspended all together.
Flooded towns on that story live in San Francisco what they say -- out -- Claudia good morning.
Good morning a lot of flurry of bills comes in response to the growing buzz over the Monterey shale at geologic formation in central California.
Where talk of expanded fracking is sparking estimates of fifteen billion barrels of oil millions of new jobs.
And huge contributions to the domestic energy supply.
But a number of democratic lawmakers are saying not so fast and then -- introduced measures cracking down on the controversial technology.
Some of the bills take aim at how crude is extracted from rock layers beyond the reach of conventional drilling.
Others called for full disclosure of the chemicals used in the high pressure process how -- removed and where their store.
And one seeks a moratorium until more studies are done on the potential risks.
With hydraulic fracturing hundreds of gallons -- -- laced with chemicals fans.
And can -- horizontally.
We don't know we don't know enough.
A standard step in oil drilling fracking has been used in California for decades and has a clean safety record.
Supporters say bills seeking more studies and rules are at this point premature and could jeopardize a potential bonanza.
Why would you want to curtail energy production.
With the technology that tests proved to be safe.
And deny the folks in the regions of the state who Wear those benefits are going to -- that opportunity that just doesn't make any sense.
Meantime state regulators have just released their own preliminary rules which -- approved they argue -- make anti fracking -- on necessary.
But some lawmakers are not convinced those regulations will be enough.
As energy companies either vast Monterey shale and the promise of California's biggest boom ever a lot of profits through Claudia thanks body -- in San Francisco.
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