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An Unwelcome Fracking Surprise Package for California

It’s bad enough that the Trump Administration is trying to force more fracking down the throats of Californians with its Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to open up large swaths of federal land to oil development. But now, we are being deprived even of our right to meaningfully express opposition.  On May 9 (a month after issuance of its draft Southern California fracking plan), BLM unveiled a final proposal for the Central Coast region that would open up massively more land to oil development than its draft proposal—the one the public actually had an opportunity to comment on—would have. This unwelcome surprise package dumped on California’s doorstep was accompanied by a note explaining that the plan is needed to further the President’s agenda of squeezing maximal oil out of your public lands.  Read more...



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