KPCC: Coastal Commission vows to investigate offshore fracking

August 16, 2013

The Coastal Commission has said it will launch an investigation into reports of hydraulic fracturing - known as fracking - happening off the California coastline. The Associated Press reported that there have been 12 instances of offshore fracking in the past two decades that the Coastal Commission said it didn’t know about.


Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, State Senator representing the 19th district in the Santa Barbara area

Richard Ranger, senior policy adviser for the American Petroleum Institute

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