Assemblymember Bloom Disappointed Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium Bill Failed

Monday, June 3, 2013

(Sacramento) -- Legislation to impose a moratorium on the dangerous oil extraction activity known as hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," failed to secure enough votes for passage in the State Assembly. Following the vote Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) said, "I am disappointed that we failed to pass any meaningful protections against the inherent dangers of hydraulic fracturing today. We pride ourselves on being a national leader on environmental protection, yet we have allowed this activity to occur largely unregulated despite multiple studies and reports warning us of the dangers." Here's more from Assemblymember Bloom in this Assembly Access video.