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Rachel Samuels has directed three feature films (most recently "Dark Streets," a film noir musical released by Samuel Goldwyn Films), directed and produced television documentaries for MTV Networks, and edited social justice documentaries for nonprofits including the Clinton Global Initiative, ONE, and George Soros' Open Society Foundations. She studied social theory at Harvard University. 

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Red circles denote acidizing locations between June 2, 2013 and January 29, 2014.
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Acid Fracking in the Neighborhood? South L.A. Strikes Back

Good fences don't always mean good neighbors. The angle from which you look at them is key. Some tree-lined facades might actually be an oil operation.
The San Andreas Fault in Central California's Carrizo Plain.
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California + Fracking = The Big One?

California is a beautiful, and scary, place to live. Earthquakes can, and have, been set off around the country, by this practice, which is expanding daily in our state.
Oil production in the current L.A. neighborhoods of Hancock Park (1920s) and Venice Beach (1930s).
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Meet the Frackers, Los Angeles

The days of the gushers are over -- but fracking, acidization, horizontal drilling, and other recent "enhanced recovery techniques" are giving new life to old L.A. oilfields.
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