January 29, 2022

Gov. Newsom continues to deny fracking permits despite rising gas prices

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to deny fracking permits in the state as gas prices soar.

Earlier in 2021, Newsom announced the state would end all fracking by 2024 in an effort to phase out all oil production in the state by 2045 as part of his climate change initiative.

“The climate crisis is real, and we continue to see the signs every day. As we move to swiftly decarbonize our transportation sector and create a healthier future for our children, I’ve made it clear I don’t see a role for fracking in that future and, similarly, believe that California needs to move beyond oil,” he said in April.

The San Francisco Chronicle has announced Newsom is now making the anti-fracking moves ahead of schedule.

“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,” according to Breitbart News.

The move continues despite soaring gas costs in California, reportedly at record highs across the state in November.

The move will remain popular among some climate change advocates, but most Americans grow increasingly frustrated over increased costs at the pump.

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