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State releases new fracking regulations amid SB 4 criticism, controversy

Jayni Foley Hein, former director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment | November 18, 2013

California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has released its proposed regulations governing hydraulic fracturing pursuant to Senate Bill 4, controversial legislation signed into law this September. DOGGR’s Nov. 15 public notice begins its formal rulemaking process and marks the start of a 60-day public comment period for the new rules. DOGGR also … Continue reading »

The MPG Illusion

Catherine Wolfram, faculty co-director, Energy Institute at Haas | June 3, 2013

It’s the beginning of summer, which means the beginning of driving season. Perhaps anticipating summer driving, many people bought new vehicles last month, putting automakers on track to have the best year since 2007. So, here’s a question, particularly for readers who were part of this vehicle-buying wave: Which of the following two choices leads … Continue reading »