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California state lawmakers approve bill to block federal offshore drilling

Posted at 6:46 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 21:46:53-04

California state lawmakers have approved a bill that would block the Trumps administration's plan to allow new offshore drilling off the California coast.

Legislators in the assembly passed a measure that would ban the construction of new pipelines to get oil to shore.

Environmentalists applaud the move after a similar attempt was blocked last year through oil industry opposition. Opponents say that the bill would have a negative impact on California's energy supply and put many residents out of work.

If the bill passes the senate, it will move on to the Governor.