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Continuing 'War on California' and Planet, Trump Makes First Move to Reopen State's Public Lands to Fracking


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Continuing 'War on California' and Planet, Trump Makes First Move to Reopen State's Public Lands to Fracking

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

The Trump administration on Wednesday took the first step toward lifting a five-year moratorium on leasing federal lands in California to oil companies in a move that conservationists warn could open up more than a million acres to fracking.


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If laws can sell mineral rights underground separately from surface land, then it seems a case needs to be made that underground water also can be owned separately. And then I would argue that the water rights belong to the people cannot be fouled, or even threatened with fouling.
Long wall mining in Pennsylvania requires reparations if it causes surface building subsidence. In other places long wall mining is prohibited.
It seems water rights need to be expanded to involve not only actual fouling of water, but also potential fouling of water.
Isn’t this already in the law?


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Why so silent gov. Brown?


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oklahoma has had hundreds of earthquakes per year due to fracking and still they continue. they are destroying our safe haven of life. is there any way to stop it?