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CA must commit to ambitious climate targets, infrastructure will follow

Last week, a bill that would have banned fracking and other methods of oil and gas extraction in California by 2035 failed to pass out of the state senate committee…

Gov. Gavin Newsom took unprecedented action against California’s oil industry Friday with a pair of orders aimed at banning the controversial oilfield technique known as fracking by 2024, then ending in-state petroleum production altogether by 2045 to help address climate change…

Newsom Announces Plans to Ban Fracking, Phase Out Oil Extraction in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom directed state agencies today to stop issuing new fracking permits by 2024 and analyze pathways to phase out oil extraction in California by 2045…

California takes steps to ban fracking by 2024 and will halt oil extraction by 2045

California’s governor has moved to ban new fracking permits by 2024 and halt all oil extraction by 2045. California, the most populous US state, produces the third largest amount of oil in the country. It would be the first state to end all extraction…

Gov. Gavin Newsom took unprecedented action against California’s oil industry Friday with a pair of orders aimed at banning the controversial oilfield technique known as fracking by 2024, then ending in-state petroleum production altogether by 2045 to help address climate change…

Gov. Newsom aims to phase out fracking; will halt issuance of permits by 2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday through the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division that he intends to end the issuance of new permits for fracking by January 2024…

Newsom to announce ban on new fracking projects

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning to announce a ban on new hydraulic fracturing permits, according to multiple sources. The announcement could happen Thursday or Friday, the sources said…

‘Just transition’ advocates revisit anti-oil campaign after key defeat in Sacramento

Environmental-justice advocates, regrouping after a big defeat last week in the state Legislature, strategized a path forward Wednesday in their campaign for a “just transition” away from oil production in Kern County…

The California Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced the release of two independent studies that identify strategies to support the state’s goal to dramatically reduce transportation fossil fuel demand and supply by 2045…

How California Oil Spillers Fend Off New Climate Laws

When Bakersfield-based oil company E&B Natural Resources sought to put wells in Hermosa Beach that would dig through the ocean floor sideways in 2013, the company’s president said he wanted the community’s trust…