USA: California to Ban Fracking by 2024 – Governor
Washington – California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan on Friday which would end the issuance of new fracking permits in the state by 2024 and phase out the extraction of oil across the state by 2045.
“Today, we’re announcing that we will phase out all oil extraction — as part of a world-leading effort to achieve carbon neutrality — and ban fracking by 2024,” Newsom said on his official Twitter account.
The announcement comes one day after the environmentalist holiday Earth Day, as well as a virtual climate, put on by the Biden administration.
The State of California is home to 26 million vehicles with internal combustion engines, and the oil industry helps support close to 368,000 blue-collar jobs in the state, according to the Western States Petroleum Assn.