Monterey Shale Formation Will Spawn Valuable Job Growth Thanks To Petroleum Industry & Senate Bill 4

March 27, 2014

Next Generation, Post Carbon Institute, and Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy are disputing the size and impact of shale oil reserves found in the San Joaquin Valley’s Monterey Shale Formation despite the sizable record of analysis available to the public.

Western States Petroleum Association President Catherine Reheis-Boyd responded to the group’s assertions.

“Today’s Next Generation discussion could benefit from looking at the opportunities presented by the Monterey Shale Formation. Continuing to hinder California’s ongoing efforts to safely develop...

Anti-Oil Group Accused of Faking List of Friends

March 26, 2014

The Food and Water Watch organization and the Center for Biological Diversity have been accused of improperly using the names of farm groups and other businesses in their effort to disrupt energy production in California.

In a sharply worded letter to the Food and Water Watch, the Family Farm Alliance demanded that its name be removed from the organization’s letter purporting to be from farmers opposed to hydraulic fracturing.

“It has come to my attention that a recent letter sent to California Governor Jerry Brown – prepared and transmitted by your organization – falsely...

WSPA Responds to City of Carson Oil Drilling Moratorium

March 20, 2014

The Carson City Council’s vote to stop all oil and natural gas exploration and production activities is an alarming development. The Council’s action appears to be a response to outside groups with little connection to the local community that are pursuing an aggressively anti-oil and natural gas agenda.

There is no scientific basis for the Council’s action. Hydraulic fracturing has been used safely and effectively to produce oil in California for more than 60 years without any harm to water supplies, air quality, or other environmental resources. It is unfortunate the City Council...