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April 23, 2021, 10:23 PM

California’s Newsom Orders End of Fracking in Emissions Push (2)

Gerson Freitas Jr.
Gerson Freitas Jr.
Bloomberg News

Californian Governor Gavin Newsom will ban new hydraulic fracturing permits in the coming years as the state pushes to eliminate net greenhouse-gas emissions by 2045.

His order Friday to halt new permits by January 2024 follows calls from environmental groups for executive action after two Democratic state senators failed to pass legislation that would prohibit fracking altogether in 2023. The bill aimed to protect communities that are most impacted by the oil production technique, which involves blasting a mix of water, sand and chemicals underground to unleash oil from shale rock.

California has shuttered a massive amount of natural gas-fired ...

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