L.A. Times profiles San Benito County’s fracking debate

Newspaper calls the fight over Measure J "a bare-knuckle campaign"

The Los Angeles Times, in a recent article about the heated debate about the future of fracking in San Benito County, said local residents "find themselves on the sharp edge of a growing movement to ban hydraulic fracturing via local voter initiatives."

The story, which interviewed supporters and detractors of Measure J, said, "If you were plotting the epicenter of a daring trend or gathering the vanguard for a revolutionary charge, San Benito County might not be the first place you'd start." The Times called San Benito "a retro snapshot of turn-of-the-century rural California: agrarian, stoic, striving."

To read the story in the Times, click here.

BenitoLink Staff