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    Almond farmer and conservation activist Tom Frantz at his home in Shafter, California. Frantz has documented waste contamination from the unregulated fracking near his farm.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Almond farmer and conservation activist Tom Frantz at his home in Shafter, California. Frantz has documented waste contamination from the unregulated fracking near his farm.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Almond farmer and conservation activist Tom Frantz at his home in Shafter, California. Frantz has documented waste contamination from the unregulated fracking near his farm.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Almond farmer and conservation activist Tom Frantz at his home in Shafter, California. Frantz has documented waste contamination from the unregulated fracking near his farm.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Fracking wells run day and night off Jack and Shafter Roads in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Fracking in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    The tubing phase of a fracking well in production on the north side of town in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Walt Desatoff see's a fracking facility with working wells creating dust and noise all day and night across from his home on Fresno Ave in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    A fracking facility with working wells sit as a backdrop to fieldworkers picking up potato's at the potato field on Madera Ave. near Mannel Ave on Monday afternoon in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    One of five functioning fracking wells pump oil off East Lerdo Highway in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    One of five functioning fracking wells pump oil off East Lerdo Highway in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Fracking wells sit as a backdrop to a potato field on Madera Ave. near Mannel Ave on Monday afternoon in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    As the sun sets, a fracking oil runs non-stop well on Mannel street near Madera Ave. in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Fuel burns off at a fracking oil facility with working wells in a field that once grew flowers next to a potato field on Madera Ave. near Mannel Ave on Monday afternoon in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    A fracking oil facility with working wells sits in a field that once grew flowers next to a potato field on Madera Ave. near Mannel Ave on Monday afternoon in Shafter, California
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Jose Luis Alvarez, 40, of Shafter, California pulls on hose from the drip system while tending to his vegetables at the CBS Community Organic Garden behind Sequoia Elementary School on Monday evening. The garden is tended by thirty-two families within 100 yards of a working fracking well.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Soledad Sanchez, 34 and Jose Luis Alvarez, 40, of Shafter, California tend to their vegetable plot at the CBS Community Organic Garden behind Sequoia Elementary School on Monday evening. The garden is tended by thirty-two families within 100 yards of a working fracking well.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Gustavo Fernandez, of Shafter, California. president of the CBS Community Organic Garden behind Sequoia Elementary School tends to a row of onions on Monday evening. The garden is tended by thirty-two families within 100 yards of a working fracking well.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Jose Luis Alvarez, 40, and Soledad Sanchez, 34, of Shafter, California tend to their plots at the CBS Community Organic Garden behind Sequoia Elementary School on Monday evening. The garden is tended by thirty-two families within 100 yards of a working fracking well.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Gustavo Fernandez, of Shafter, California. president of the CBS Community Organic Garden behind Sequoia Elementary School picks chili on Monday evening. The garden is tended by thirty-two families within 100 yards of a working fracking well.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    Jose Luis Alvarez, 40, and Soledad Sanchez, 34, of Shafter, California tend to their plots at the CBS Community Organic Garden behind Sequoia Elementary School on Monday evening. The school property was
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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