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Is California Up Next For An Oil And Gas Boom?

Wed, December 12, 2012 9:26am

Story by Lauren Sommer

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The Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off 18,000 acres of oil leases in California Wednesday. The state has one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country. And it's attracting new attention because of the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing – or fracking.

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