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California lawmakers vow to thwart new offshore oil drilling


April 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker says she is introducing legislation to thwart President Donald Trump's attempts to expand offshore drilling through an executive order he signed Friday.

Trump's order to roll back restrictions on offshore oil drilling opens the door to new drilling off the California coast, state officials say.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson said she will introduce legislation next week to ban new oil and gas infrastructure like pipelines in state waters and on the coast. The Santa Barbara Democrat said her bill will prevent new drilling in federal waters...

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