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Delta natural gas exploration since new horizontal fracking methods were invented in 1998  
     There seems to be a correlation between the location of natural gas reserves deep below the Delta and the lands targeted for "restoration" or conveyance plans, which would allow eminent domain of those privately-owned lands.  The 2001 very large California map of Oil, natural gas and geothermal reserves shows reserves in the beds of Delta waterways like Steamboat Slough and Snodgrass Slough and the Mokelumne River at McCormack Williamson Tract.  Also underneith the proposed expansion of the Yolo Bypass into the Egbert or Little Egbert Tract.  Is the private energy industry using the guise of the BDCP to forse the sale of Delta lands that hold mineral rights?  Is/was the CalFed process used to convince long time Delta family farmers to sell their lands because of all the pressure to divert water away from the Delta?  Take note of the new owners of Delta lands that have sold, transferred or gone through bankruptsy since 2004.  Could the June 1, 2004 Jones Tract "sunny day" levee failure be related to fracking actions in the area?  See "Jones Tract levee failure"or  June 1, 2004 or  Jones Tract.  Delta locals who are still holding onto their family farms, businesses and recreation facilities will recognize some new owners of lands around them. Another item to note is the fact that there are regional groundwater management areas but for some unexplained reason park of Grand Island, Brannan Island and all of Sherman Island are not under a regional groundwater management area according to the maps.  In 2005 new EPA groundwater protective measures specifically exempted fracking for natural gas.  Note in the large state dept of conservation map the new wells that have been dug but are currently standing idle.  What are they waiting for?  Several years ago there was a HUGE nighttime blast and flames into the air at least 100 feet over on Brannan Island.  Many locals called around trying to find out what happened and if everyone was OK.  Local media never covered the story.  Why?  In any case, below is a group of maps found online and also applications for new natural gas wells or "fracking" in the Delta.
fracking/deltafrackapplications.pdf
fracking/streamenergyss.pdf
fracking/deltagasgeo2001.pdf
fracking/deltanaturalgaswells.pdf
fracking/ES.pdf
fracking/steamboat-sacgas.pdf
fracking/sutter-grandgas.pdf
fracking/Voting_Record_Stamped.pdf





 
     
     
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