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California bars oil and gas infrastructure from being built on protected public land

Earthquake risk for oil well injections
Posted at 8:29 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 11:29:45-04

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law intended to counter the Trump Administration's plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land.

The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas infrastructure to be built on state property.

It also makes it difficult for drilling to occur since federally protected areas are adjacent to state-owned land.