State of California EIR on Well Stimulation Treatment (including Hydraulic Fracturing)

In 2013, the passage of Senate Bill 4 (Pavley) required the Department of Conservation (DOC) and its Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to prepare an EIR on the subject of “well stimulation” in California. “Well stimulation” includes, among other activities, “hydraulic fracturing,” commonly known as “fracking.” The Office of the Governor of California retained RMM to provide advice to the DOC and DOGGR in connection with the statutorily-mandated EIR. As required by statute, DOGGR certified this EIR on July 1, 2015, and Jim Moose continued thereafter to work with the state on issues related to the implementation of Senate Bill 4.