(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom directed the state to end new permits for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by January 2024 and called on a plan to phase out oil extraction across the state by 2045.
“In my first term as an Assemblymember, I called for a complete ban on fracking in California and for the state to demonstrate global leadership by ending our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Since then, the climate crisis has raged on, with California forced to manage extreme wildfires, floods and the looming threats of rising sea levels. We must end our addiction to fossil fuels once and for all. Today’s action by Governor Newsom is an important step to protect California’s air, water and land for generations to come. The oil industry has had a devastating impact on California’s environment. I hope this action will turn the page and help reverse generations of damage that the oil industry has had on California and our world.”
For more information on Assemblymember Levine’s work to end fracking in California, please visit: www.assembly.ca.gov/levine
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