During 2012 Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) released a series of technical studies which purported to demonstrate that their oil recovery operations in Los Angeles Inglewood oil field, including fracking (hydraulic fracturing) have no or “unknown” adverse effect on the public. Current studies by Stanford engineer Richard L. Meehan conclude that this is not true. The oilfield activities in the Inglewood oilfield have in fact resulted in reactivation of geologic faulting affecting residential property and two elementary schools. New video by Meehan presents the evidence for ongoing oilfield causation of surface and property damage in this urban setting. It also demonstrates that hydraulic fracturing for hydrocarbon recovery per se can be hazardous in relatively shallow geologic environments with faults and earthquakes as commonly found in California. Conclusions regarding safety of “fracking”, reached on the basis of deep shale experience elsewhere, whether valid or not, should not be expected to apply in California.
"Fracking" in California, a New Target of Protest - NBC News.
Record Crowds Attend Culver City State Fracking Meeting - Culver City Patch
Protesters head to Culver City meeting to decry fracking - LA Times
On Heels of Culver City Meeting, L.A. City Councilmembers Introduce Fracking Resolution
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Gary Gless (CCSC President & Windsor Hills Resident) and Margaret Richard Bowers (resident of Ladera Heights) are interviewed by Sabrina Artel about what life is like on the country's biggest urban oil field. Scroll down to hear podcast!
Also See NBC Coverage of Fracking Hearing June 12 HERE.
Tuesday, May 15th, Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director behind the anti-fracking movie Gasland, witnessed fracking going on adjacent to an oil field in Baldwin Hills, close to a residential neighborhood as well as a public park, and directly on a known fault line.
Read entire story here: Josh Fox Highlights Fracking On Known Fault Lines in Los Angeles | FDL News
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