Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has released the final sections of a study on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing and matrix acidizing throughout the state. The study found that habitat in Ventura County, specifically, is at risk. It also found that hazardous chemical use is unrestricted in certain instances, and that the injection disposal of produced water has caused earthquakes in other states.
But, most importantly, the report called for a study of whether earthquakes are being caused in California by injection disposal.