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Biren Prominently Featured in Book

Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand against the World’s Most Powerful Industry

Matthew B. F. Biren has recently had some of his most important work featured in the new book Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand against the World’s Most Powerful Industry.

In the book, author Andrew Nikiforuk highlighted an exceptionally triumphant case in which attorney Matthew B.F. Biren handled following an explosion on March 24, 1985, at the Ross Dress Less clothing store in Los Angeles that blew into an inferno.

An excerpt from the book details how attorney Biren recruited an incredible team of technical experts who proved that the methane gas that caused the explosion had been freed up as a result of illegal fracking like activities – pumping waste saltwater and acidic acid into rocks -- which allowed gas to cross fault lines and raise to the surface. Not only did Biren's efforts result in a significant settlement for his 21 clients, but it helped develop procedures and safeguards that have protected the Beverly-Fairfax area ever since.

The book is available at with this link. The thumbnail description of the book includes:

The fossil fuel industry and many environmental groups tout hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” — as a panacea, with slick promises of energy independence, greenhouse gas reductions, and benefits to local economies. Yet the controversial technology, which blasts massive volumes of fluids, sand, and chemicals into rock and coal formations, has sparked huge public protests. Slick Water tells the shocking, inspiring story of one woman’s stand to hold government and industry accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake. slick water

For more than 40 years, the Biren Law Group has represented thousands of people who have been injured or financially damaged. The firm has extensive experience handling complex cases that many other lawyers refuse to consider. They have obtained more than $500 million in compensation for injured Californians and will continue to fight for the rights of the individual, furthering their excellence in the legal profession.

Advocate Capital, Inc., congratulates Matthew B.F. Biren and his team for this outstanding recognition in their continuing fight for those injured due to the negligence of others.

Donna A. Jones

Senior Vice President