Reduced energy production will put community services at risk

July 16, 2014 A recent opinion piece in this paper discussed misleading public health concerns if the state moves forward with safe oil extraction methods (“When it comes to public health, we can’t ignore our environment,” July 7). However, public health programs used by Californians in need would be in jeopardy if the state restricted […]

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Oil industry keeps faith in the Monterey Shale

Wednesday, June 25 2014 07:15 PMBy John Cox Californian staff writer jcox@bakersfield.com The federal government may have lost confidence in the economic potential of California’s Monterey Shale, but the oil industry’s faith in the formation remains unshaken. That much was clear Wednesday as three dozen oil company representatives gathered in Bakersfield for the first half […]

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Kern oilmen unfazed by reassessment of Monterey Shale

Wednesday, May 21 2014 05:48 PM BY JOHN COX, Californian staff writer jcox@bakersfield.com It won’t cause an exodus from Kern County oil fields, but a lowering of federal expectations for petroleum production along California’s vaunted Monterey Shale may change the state’s fracking debate, which could add to its local repercussions. Kern oilmen familiar with the […]

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