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Investors Business Daily, one of many publications who championed the shady mortgage practices that led to the bursting of the real estate bubble in California, now is chastizing us for not embracing fracking!
Extracting oil from the Monterey Shale will require companies to engage in more intensive fracking and deeper, horizontal drilling, which has caused groups in environmentally sensitive California to warn of poisoned groundwater and the latest fantasy, the spawning of earthquakes.
Yes, the extreme earthquake threat that California faces is unlikely to be significantly increased by fracking, but the groundwater threat is real, and IBD just brushes it off. That is just what you would expect from a media outift headed by William O'Neil, an Oklahoma City native raised in Texas.
The San Jose Mercury News all but endorses a challenger to Mike Honda for Congress, although that editorial board says lots of nice stuff about Honda.
The San Francisco Chronicle reaffirms its endorsement of the Klamath Pact, even though some enviros and at least one tribe says it doesn't go far enough in restoring salmon runs and ensurig quick dam removal.