From The Sacramento Bee:
“Legislation by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, and Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, would allow the oil extraction technique known as fracking to continue, but with strict regulations.
“The oil industry is objecting, as are some environmental groups including the Sierra Club, which wants a total ban, not regulation. But other environmentalists see the wisdom of Senate Bill 4. The bill would impose a level of scrutiny found in no other state. As the Legislature wraps up for 2013, approval of SB 4 should be a high priority.”