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  • cantgthrtondirt cantgthrtondirt Feb 21, 2013 4:14 PM Flag

    Frauckers will destroy CA drilling on San Andreas fault? NO WAY!

    !Environmentalists are primarily opposed to the companies having to tap the estimated 15. 4 billion barrels in the Monterey Shale by deep, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which has helped drive the country’s recent shale oil and gas boom but also raised environmental worries.

    They also argue such techniques will be especially tricky in that region, considering its complex geological formation, created in part by the San Andreas fault.

    “There are some really serious concerns for California,” said Kassie Siegel, a lawyer for the Center for Biological Diversity.

    She said two of the group’s biggest worries are the potential to trigger an earthquake and water contamination, consider that fracking includes injecting a mix of water, sand and chemicals into rock to release oil or natural gas.

    She said fracking uses millions of gallons of water in a state “starved for water” and the latest methods use “slick water” that includes hundreds of potential harmful chemicals.

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