Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 10, 2018

California Blocks Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

The LA Times reports

Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed two bills that would block new offshore oil drilling in California by barring the construction of pipelines, piers, wharves or other infrastructure necessary to transport the oil and gas from federal waters to state land.

This locks into law the vows of Brown and other state officials who declared earlier this year they would do whatever it takes to stop the Trump administration from opening California waters to drilling on an unprecedented scale.
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“Today, California’s message to the Trump administration is simple: Not here, not now,” Brown said in a statement. “We will not let the federal government pillage public lands and destroy our treasured coast.”

Read full story at the LA Times:  Gov. Brown signs bills to block Trump’s offshore oil drilling plan


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