At a renewable energy conference in San Francisco on March 13, 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown offered a qualified endorsement of hydraulic fracturing. Gov. Brown stated that “the fossil fuel deposits in California are incredible. The potential is extraordinary, but between now and development lies a lot of questions [concerning hydraulic fracturing’s effects on air and water quality] that need to be answered.” He advised that any decisions on fracking would be based on science, common sense and on a deliberative process that “listens to the people but also wants to take advantage of the great opportunities” in the state.
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