Fracking is not highly regulated

04/02/2014 1:04 PM

04/04/2014 5:37 AM

Re "No evidence that fracking leads to earthquakes" (Another View, March 30): Catherine Reheis-Boyd distorts the truth when she says fracking is highly regulated. As a representative of the for-profit oil industry, she is no better then the mouthpieces for asbestos or tobacco industries.

There is no correlation between seismic activity in Ohio or Texas compared to California and its history of earthquakes. The current moratorium before the legislature is only a pause until we learn more about the impact of tracking. Currently, the drought should raise red flags about the use of millions of gallons of water in the thousands of wells the California oil industry plan to stimulate.

Highly regulated, my foot! Until 2013, state regulators did not even know where or when oil and gas wells were fracked.

-- Jon Courtway, Sacramento

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