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  • Data from Exploratory Sampling of Groundwater in Selected Oil and Gas Areas of Coastal Los Angeles County and Kern and Kings Counties in Southern San Joaquin Valley, 2014–15

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    Data from Exploratory Sampling of Groundwater in Selected Oil and Gas Areas of Coastal Los Angeles County and Kern and Kings Counties in Southern San Joaquin Valley, 2014–15

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | December 9, 2016...
    Summary

    Exploratory sampling of groundwater in coastal Los Angeles County and Kern and Kings Counties of the southern San Joaquin Valley was done by...

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  • Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction

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    Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction

    Pacific Institute | June 21, 2012...
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    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated growing controversy in the past few years. New research from the Pacific Institute finds the real issues...

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  • Hydraulic fracturing near domestic groundwater wells

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    Hydraulic fracturing near domestic groundwater wells

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) | December 12, 2017...
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    Hydraulic fracturing operations are generating considerable discussion about their potential to contaminate aquifers tapped by domestic groundwater wells. Groundwater wells located closer to...

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  • Oil, Food, and Water: Challenges and Opportunities for California Agriculture

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    Oil, Food, and Water: Challenges and Opportunities for California Agriculture

    Pacific Institute | December 1, 2015...
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    A new comprehensive study by the Pacific Institute  sheds light on the risks posed when oil and gas exploration and production operate alongside...

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  • Preliminary Results from Exploratory Sampling of Wells for the California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater Program, 2014–15

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    Preliminary Results from Exploratory Sampling of Wells for the California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater Program, 2014–15

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | January 26, 2017...
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    In 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) sampled water wells in the Los Angeles Basin and southern San Joaquin Valley, California,...

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  • Tracing enhanced oil recovery signatures in casing gases from the Lost Hills oil field using noble gases

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    Tracing enhanced oil recovery signatures in casing gases from the Lost Hills oil field using noble gases

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters | August 15, 2018...
    Summary

    Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and hydraulic fracturing practices are commonly used methods to improve hydrocarbon extraction efficiency; however, the environmental effects of such...

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