YubaNet.com
Friday, March 27 2015

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer
CA
 

Sierra Club: Governor Signs Troubled Fracking Bill


    Google+    

By: Sierra Club

Sacramento, CA September 20, 2013 - Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 4 (Pavley), a fracking disclosure bill that went askew during the last week of the legislative session. The bill's positive regulatory direction and disclosure requirements were undercut by late session amendments that free fracking from rigorous environmental review and oversight until 2015. This bill also includes provisions that will hinder public access to information about fracking fluid quantities.

Sierra Club California Director Kathryn Phillips released the following statement:

"We knew the Governor would sign SB 4 so it's not a surprise. But it is still disappointing. This bill landed far away from its intent and its problems outweighed its benefits by the time the governor had negotiated amendments with the oil industry.

"California's political leaders need to call for a time out. We need a moratorium on fracking. It makes no sense in this time of climate change to be advancing a technology that will create more greenhouse gas emissions, pollute water, foul the air, and make our economy even more dependent on oil. We need clean energy solutions, not filthy fracking."

Sierra Club California is the legislative and regulatory advocacy arm of the Sierra Club's 13 chapters and more than 380,000 members and supporters in California.

 

Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.

 

Latest Headlines

CA

Californians Say Their Neighbors Aren't Doing Enough About Drought

HRC Hails Attorney General Harris' Efforts to Stop 'Sodomite Suppression Act' from Advancing

Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing Season Will Open April 4

“End of Life Option Act” Clears First Committee

California State PTA announces support for immunization bill

Home on the California Range, Year 2100: Land Use and Climate Change Could Impact Wildlife, Water Supplies

DWR Report Describes Past and Ongoing Droughts

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on Proposed Ballot Initiative

Human Rights Groups Denounce Chevron CEO John Watson Over Citizenship Honor

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says Oregon's New Motor Voter Law Makes Sense for California


More

 

 

 

 

NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky. Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2015
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600