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Stop fracking off California coast

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From page A6 | February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

As a Los Angeles native, the shorelines of Zuma Beach and the Santa Monica Pier have characterized my youth.

Myriad memories of ethereal beaches lining the coastal perimeter of L.A. have given me an overwhelming appreciation and love for the Pacific Ocean. I believe that offshore fracking will not only render irreversible consequences to our environment but destroy the opportunity for future generations to make memories there.

Offshore fracking involves pumping a mix of hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, sand and toxic chemicals offshore with little to no supervision as a result of loopholes in the Clean Water Act. This dirty drilling threatens the health of our ocean.

The California Coastal Commission has the authority to help stop offshore fracking. I am asking that the commission take stricter action against offshore fracking when they discuss measures to take during their meeting this week.

Nicole Hutchinson
Davis

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  • STFebruary 13, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    Loopholes....worse than that, I'm afraid. Energy companies, which includes their drilling rigs, are exempt from at least 7 environmental laws, 'the Clean Air & H20 Act,' being just one of them. They are listed at the end of a documentary called "Split Estate." Check it out.

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