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Dem lawmakers urge California governor to end fossil fuel extraction

August 24, 2018 by Abhay Sharma

(Source: The Hill) Two Democratic members of Congress are urging California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to put a cap on any new fossil fuel projects and set a timeline for a hard stop on oil and gas extraction throughout the state. In a letter sent to Brown on Wednesday, Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) asked him to end all fossil fuel production in the Golden State as part of the governor’s commitment to “driving transformational change.” The lawmakers mentioned threats of climate change, increased air pollution and impacts to low income communities in their reasoning for the sweeping request. Read full article…

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