KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — A judge has ordered Kern County to stop issuing permits for new oil and gas fields until at least next year.
A court is working to decide whether an ordinance passed earlier this year properly meets environmental reviews.
The original ordinance created a blanket environmental report that would have approved thousands of new oil rigs in Kern County.
Orders that have already been approved are not impacted.
A court hearing is currently scheduled for April 28th, 2022.