California Bill For New Refinery Fenceline Monitoring Stalls Amid Pushback

September 18, 2023
Correction Appended California lawmakers are shelving a Senate bill requiring expanded and stringent new fenceline monitoring at refineries, amid strong pushback by the oil industry and opposition from a number of moderate Democrats in the Assembly, who were expected to reject the measure if leaders brought the bill up for a floor vote, sources say. At the direction of Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), Assembly leaders placed her bill, SB 674 in the “inactive file” on Sept. 14, the...

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