Fracking

Los Angeles City Council Considers Fracking Regs

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Members of the Los Angeles City Council are expected to consider a resolution calling for tougher regulations on local fracking activities when they return from recess next week.

In addition to regulations introduced in a State Senate bill, the resolution introduced by Councilmember Bernard Parks calls for more clarity on how scientific studies are conducted, as well as increased transparency of information provided to the public before fracking operations are permitted.

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a method of extracting petroleum and gas used for energy from rock layers and shale.