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Offshore Fracking in California.

Surfrider recently learned fracking has occurred in state and federal waters without regulators being aware; and that fracking fluids were discharged directly into the ocean without any scientific understanding of how these chemicals impact ocean ecosystems. Surfrider is calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking until oil/gas companies and government officials conduct proper Environmental Impact Statements/Reports, provide independent scientific studies, and include a public process that is rooted in transparency (as required under both CEQA and NEPA). We will continue to follow the issue closely and work with the environmental community to demand government officials thoroughly review environmental impacts of fracking and drastically improve regulations. See our offcial position statement here  and a recent press release.