Kern County has more fracking than anywhere else in California, and it’s been going on for more than half a century.
Now, President Barack Obama wants it regulated nationwide.
Hydraulic fracturing is a controversial process that sparked an oil boom in the United States. Many people have suspicions that it’s also sparked a huge public health risk.
“There’s no proven or no determination that there's been any environmental harm from hydraulic fracturing,” said Nick Ortiz of the Western States Petroleum Association.