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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 01:27 PM

19. Didn't feel the earthquake offshore from Vandenberg AFB - CA Central Coast fracking

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I didn't feel this mornings earthquake offshore from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Live in SLO and slept through the quake. Share a concern about ill effects from increases of oil and gas fracking in California and off our coast. Looked at the fracking map and no fracked wells are reported to exist in SLO or Santa Barbara counties. My understanding, not sure how accurate it is, is that reporting is voluntary and may not be complete. I've read that wells off the coast of Santa Barbara have been indeed fracked...which may support that the fracking maps are incomplete. [link:http://calcoastnews.com/2013/08/news-of-offshore-fracking-upsets-lawmakers/|


http://calcoastnews.com/2013/08/news-of-offshore-fracking-upsets-lawmakers/ :

Two California senators have told the California Coastal Commission that the practice of offshore tracking, which only recently has come to light, is “cause for grave concern.”

Offshore hydraulic fracturing — a method of extracting oil and natural gas — has been occurring off the Santa Barbara coastline.

Senators Hanna-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), who represent coastal districts, told Mary Shallenberger, commission chair, in an Aug. 8 letter that many unanswered environmental questions still exist regarding onshore fracking.

The pair is asking additional studies of potentially negative impacts.

Locally, I wonder if the oil wells straddling Price Canyon Road between SLO and Pismo Beach have been fracked? They're the only active oil wells in SLO County I'm aware of.

I also wonder if the oil wells proposed for the Huasna Valley, in rural Arroyo Grande, might have been fracked if they had not recently been turned down for environmental reasons by SLO County? I'm pretty sure the Huasna Valley has an earthquake fault running through it...which I recall is the called the Huasna fault. The oil company filed a lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County for six billion dollars of "lost profits". http://calcoastnews.com/2012/11/slo-county-hit-with-6-billion-oil-lawsuit/

Cleita's concern for ill effects from fracking and earthquakes may not be at all far fetched since it could happen in her "backyard."

The Huasna Valley is near the Twitchell Reservior a water source for the City of Santa Maria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitchell_Reservoir Local fracking could have many adverse consequences.

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