California Statehouse

Rich Pedroncelli/ The Associated Press

In this Aug. 4, 2013, photo, oil pumps operate near Lost Hills, Calif. A bill by Sen. Fran Pavely, D-Agoura Hills, which would regulate an oil and gas drilling technique know as "fracking," is among the hundreds of pieces of legislation to be dealt with by lawmakers during the final week of this year's Legislative session.

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