Fracking in Baldwin Hills?

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Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been blamed by some people for earthquakes and water contamination in Northeastern and Rocky Mountain states. It turns out that "fracking" has been used for years to get oil out of depleted fields in California. Nobody knows what chemicals are being injected into the ground; there are no regulations, and the Brown Administration is in no hurry to enact any. We find out why neighbors are worried in Culver City and the Baldwin Hills. Also, do the Los Angeles Kings have a chance at the Stanley Cup? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, is America's immigration crisis going away?

Banner image: Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Warren Olney