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Californians Oppose Expanded Fracking
Dan Bacher
As state legislators debate stricter regulations on fracking, 51 percent oppose increased use of the drilling method used to extract oil and natural gas (35% favor it, 14% don’t know). Top map: Proposed fracking sacrifice zones of Monterey Shale in central and offshore Southern California. Source: Food & Water Watch. In one of the biggest environmental scandals in California history, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association, chaired the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create alleged "marine protected areas" in Southern California. These so-called "Yosemites of the Sea" and "underwater parks" fail to protect the ocean from fracking, oil spills and drilling, pollution, military testing, wind and wave energy projects and all human impacts on the the ocean other than fishing and gathering. Please compare the map of "fracking sacrifice zones" with the Department of Fish and Wildlife's map of Southern California marine protected areas posted below. Many of the "marine protected areas" are in or near the fracking sacrifice zones!

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