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  • Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement

    Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement
    "Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures up a welcome energy boom for some, ecological disaster for others. Mark Zoback — Stanford geophysicist since 1984, member of the National Academy of Engineering's Deepwater Horizon investigation committee, personal "decarbonizer," fracking expert — sees the problems and the potential for California. Zoback's bumper sticker might read something like this: "Fracking — Do it, but do it right."
  • Oil and gas industry generates thousands of jobs in California, report finds

    Oil and gas industry generates thousands of jobs in California, report finds
    The oil and gas industry creates about 49,000 jobs in Los Angeles County and billions of tax revenue in California. That's according to a new report conducted by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and commissioned by the trade group...

    CalPERS board member under scrutiny again for late financial reports

    CalPERS board member under scrutiny again for late financial reports
    SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog. Priya Mathur, board vice president of the $288-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,...

    Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection

    Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection
    Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika secured a fourth five-year tenure Friday after amassing nearly 82% of votes, according to initial results announced by Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz. The landslide victory in Thursday’s...

    Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move

    Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move
    Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming. Pitzer’s board of trustees recently voted to...