We know that drilling inflicts irreversible damage on our environment, and now, Californians can finally look forward to the end of this dangerous practice.
On April 23, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a directive to phase out oil and gas drilling in California no later than 2045 and ban new permits for fracking by 2024, making the Golden State the first in the nation with a commitment of this kind. The governor has tasked the California Air Resources Board (CARB) with bringing California — a state that produced nearly 150 million barrels of crude oil in 2020 — out of the oil age.
“This action is the beginning of the end of fossil fuel’s dominance and the environmental and public health problems that it causes,” said Environment California State Director Laura Deehan. “The governor’s announcement today crowns the state's move away from the dirty technologies of the past.”
Environment California looks forward to working with CARB on this existentially important project.
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