Despite Soaring Gas Prices, Gavin Newsom Denies Fracking Permits 'in Droves'

Despite Soaring Gas Prices, Gavin Newsom Denies Fracking Permits 'in Droves'


California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is denying fracking permits to oil companies in the state “in droves” despite the ongoing surge in gas prices, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, accelerating a policy that was only to have taken effect in 2024.

In April this year, as Breitbart News reported, Newsom announced that the state would end permits for fracking, also known hydraulic fracturing, by 2024, as an effort to phase out oil production entirely in California by 2045 to stop climate change.

However, the Chronicle reports, Newsom’s administration has begun implementing the process ahead of schedule, denying permits to expand existing fracking facilities — at a time when gas prices are near $6 per gallon in some parts of the state:

Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged the state

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