Calif. county considers fracturing ban

Associated Press: A proposal by an environmental group to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County is headed to the board of supervisors on Tuesday. For the past several months, Santa Barbara County Water Guardians have worked to collect enough signatures to propose a ban on hydraulic fracking, which injects large amounts of water, sand and chemicals into rock formations to release oil. The group gathered 16,000 signatures, 3,000 more than needed to get the issue on the upcoming ballot, the Santa Maria Times reported.......

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