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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/10/2018 10:33 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/10/2018 10:33 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Governor Brown Signs Bills to Block Trump Administration’s Offshore Oil Drilling Expansion

Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation – SB 834 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and AB 1775 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) – to block new federal offshore oil drilling along California’s coast, and announced the state’s opposition to the federal government’s plan to expand oil drilling on public lands in California.





“California’s message to the Trump administration is simple: Not here, not now,” said Governor Brown. “We will not let the federal government pillage public lands and destroy our treasured coast.”

This action comes days before grassroots activists, mayors, governors, heads of industry and international leaders convene in San Francisco for the express purpose of mobilizing climate action at the Global Climate Action Summit.

SB 834 and AB 1775 block the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling by prohibiting new leases for new construction of oil and gas-related infrastructure, such as pipelines, within state waters if the federal government authorizes any new offshore oil leases.

“From the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill to the 2015 Refugio spill, I represent a community that knows all too well the devastation oil spills can bring to our economy and environment. I’m very pleased to see this legislation signed into law, because we’ve always known, that if we don’t drill, it can’t spill,” said Senator Jackson.

The bills also require new public notices and processes for lease renewals, extension amendments or modifications to authorize new construction of oil and gas-related infrastructure associated with new federal leases. There has been no federal expansion of oil and gas drilling along California’s coastline for more than 30 years.

“With the signing of AB 1775 and SB 834, California is fighting back against the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling off California’s coast. We are standing up to protect the South Bay in my district and our state’s entire coast from the threat of more offshore oil drilling and ugly oil rigs. I thank Governor Brown for leading the resistance and Senator Jackson for working with me to protect our state’s multibillion dollar coastal economy and beautiful beaches and coastline,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi.

Separately, late yesterday the Governor submitted the state’s formal opposition to the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to open new public land and mineral estates for oil and gas lease sales.

“It has been more than twenty years since the Bureau of Land Management last expanded the availability of federal public lands and mineral estates for oil and gas leases in the Central Valley and Central Coast of California. Since then, the world’s understanding of the threats of climate change has greatly advanced and, in many cases, these threats have become reality,” said Governor Brown in his letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. “The Bureau’s proposal to open up new areas of the state to oil and gas production demonstrates an ignorance of these critical developments, and is contrary to the course California has set to combat climate change and to meet its share of the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. The Bureau should abandon this effort and not pursue opening any new areas for oil and gas leases in this state.”

In addition to the Governor’s letter, the state also included comments on the proposal from the California Department of Conservation, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Department of Water Resources, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Air Resources Board and the State Water Resources Control Board.

Earlier this year, Governor Brown joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee to condemn the Trump administration’s proposal to expand oil and gas offshore drilling. The Governor has also voiced California’s opposition to this proposal in discussions with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in January and February. In late 2016, Governor Brown called on the federal government to use its authority under Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to withdraw federal waters off the coast of California from new offshore oil and gas leasing and guarantee the prohibition of future oil and gas drilling in these waters.

Today, the Governor also signed AB 2864 by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) which will improve the assessment of damage and restoration and mitigation measures after an oil spill affecting coastal resources.

For full text of the bills signed today, visit http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. The full text of the Governor’s letter, with the state’s comments on the proposal submitted yesterday, can be found here.

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HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Posted on: 2018-09-10 10:41:23   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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    Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 11:01:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Gov.Jerry Clown Go Away !

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      Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 17:03:37   By: Anonymous
       
      So you're goid with the possibility of environmental disasters on our beautiful coastlines like what happened in Alaska and the Golf Coast?8

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        Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
        Posted on: 2018-09-10 17:59:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump should show some real leadership here and and set up a half dozen oil wells off the beach of Mar a Lago, the private club he owns in Florida.

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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-09-10 18:53:30   By: Anonymous
           
          Thank you Governor Brown for keeping Trumps oilagarcs away from California. Keep up the good work Governor Brown we need leaders like you to save us from Trump. Let the rest of the country die in Trump's arms, California Will Survive.

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            Profanity
            Posted on: 2018-09-10 21:17:26   By: Anonymous
             
            Drill Baby, Drill!

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      Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2018-09-12 21:19:02   By: Anonymous
       
      Jerry Brown making California great always.

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    Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 11:27:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Die from gonnereha

    [Reply ]

      Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 18:00:55   By: Anonymous
       
      From you?

      [Reply ]

    Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2018-09-11 09:44:19   By: Anonymous
     
    HA HA HA TURD & IDIOT HILLBILLIES PAWNS OF THE LYING DON!
    HANGMAN A COMING AND IT WON'T BE VERY LONG.
    AND THE WALLS TUMBLING, RUMBLING,
    TUMBLING DOWN!!

    “At this point, the only reason to support president Trump, is that he reflxects your hateful heart; he shares your contempt of people of color, your hostility toward outsiders, your ignorant bigotry, your feeling of supremacy” John Pavlovitz



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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-10 11:03:45   By: Anonymous
 
Thank goodness he signed it - anything to help us survive the BIG T!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 11:26:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Death match in the ring. Brown would kick that fat forks ass.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 11:46:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Thank you governor Brown. Dump wants to go backwards. Clean environmental decisions are the way to go. Keep Ca green

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 15:04:43   By: Anonymous
     
    You are as dumb as they come!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-10 11:45:21   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks, Jerry.

California is not Trumpistan and never will be.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 12:00:23   By: Anonymous
     
    CA's will implode within 5 years. If you run a business why if you have a choice would you stay here?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 12:10:27   By: Anonymous
       
      Moonbeam your light is almost burnt out , HAHAHA

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-10 12:35:32   By: Anonymous
         
        Not hardly!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-09-10 15:45:31   By: Anonymous
           
          we will see so much more sorrow here in commiefornia no matter who is in office

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-09-10 12:56:00   By: Anonymous
         
        ^^^^Yeah, but wait until Gavin takes the reins.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-09-10 13:12:45   By: Anonymous
           
          Gavin sucks Cox !!

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-09-10 16:58:13   By: Anonymous
             
            I'm interested.

            [Reply ]

            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-09-11 10:24:15   By: Anonymous
             
            YES!!!

            [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 17:05:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Well, for starters most know the difference between plurals and possessives.

      [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-10 16:59:16   By: Anonymous
 
Gloop says drill baby drill

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-10 17:00:52   By: Anonymous
 
Victory for none-mouth breathing turds!

[Reply ]

Trump
Posted on: 2018-09-10 19:09:52   By: Anonymous
 
$300,000.00 for golf cart rental Trump is the top felon of the Flock
Of
Felons

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    Re: Outrageous
    Posted on: 2018-09-11 08:29:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Gov. Jerry Clown speaks with forked tongue , he has issued over 20,000 drilling permits in his tenure . Don't believe it look it up .

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      Re: Outrageous
      Posted on: 2018-09-11 09:53:38   By: Anonymous
       

      YOU SOUND LIKE ANOTHER IDIOT HILLBILLY UNABLE TO PRESENT A LOGICAL ARGUMENT. SILLY TURD LOVER ARE YOU NOW SUPPORTING PRESERVING THE ENVIRONMENT……
      OR JUST DRINKING THE TRUMP KOOLAIDE.
      YOU DEFINITELY PUT THE “IDIOT” IN IDIOT HILLBILLIES!




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        Re: Outrageous
        Posted on: 2018-09-11 11:08:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Bold Print PUNK likes little black boys !! ^

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          Re: Outrageous
          Posted on: 2018-09-11 17:06:18   By: Anonymous
           

          WELFARE RANCHERS LIGHTING ANY FIRES LATELY?


          YOU SOUND LIKE ANOTHER IDIOT HILLBILLY UNABLE TO PRESENT A LOGICAL ARGUMENT. SILLY ORANGE TURD LOVER.


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