Assemblymember Bloom is Working to Freeze Fracking in California Until Regulation is Established

(Sacramento) -- Hydraulic fracturing also known as "fracking" is used by oil companies to extract underground oil and gas reserves that are inaccessible via traditional drilling. The practice, which is virtually unregulated in California, uses a recipe of carcinogenic and environmentally damaging chemicals and injects the mixture into the ground under high pressure. California State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has written legislation, Assembly Bill 1301, which would put a moratorium on fracking until laws and regulations are put in place to protect the public, wildlife and the environment. Hear Assemblymember Bloom's presentation to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee regarding AB 1301, in this Assembly Access Video.