California Bill Seeks Drilling Ban As Fight Rages Over Biden’s Leasing Pause

February 19, 2021
Newly introduced legislation in California to ban most oil drilling in the state is elevating debate over the potential environmental and economic impacts of such a move, echoing a federal debate after President Joe Biden temporarily halted federal oil and gas leasing while officials review the program’s climate and other impacts. SB 467 , co-authored by state Sens. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), would halt the issuance or renewal of permits for hydraulic fracturing, acid well...

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