On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee shelved two bills relating to fracking, AB 972 and AB 591.  AB 972 would have placed a moratorium on fracking in California pending issuance of state regulations governing the practice (See August 14 post).  AB 591 would have required operators to disclose fracking activities and chemicals (See May 8 post).

Thursday was the last day for legislative finance committees to address bills pending in the current session, ending August 31.