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CalGEM denies 21 fracking permit applications, but fracking is responsible for only 2% of CA oil drilling

The California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency, on Friday announced it has denied all 21 of Aera Energy’s applications for fracking operations in California, citing risks to public health and safety and environmental quality and climate change under regulatory statutes. “This is the first permit denial of this scale for reasons related to public health […]