1. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING:
Calif. frack bill nears final passage even as greens cancel support
California legislation that orders the first-ever state oversight of hydraulic fracturing neared final passage yesterday, even after nearly all environmental groups dropped their support.
XTO comes out swinging against 'unwarranted' criminal charges in Pa.
Pennsylvania's attorney general filed criminal charges this week against XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp., for dumping 57,000 gallons of toxic wastewater into a tributary of the Susquehanna River.