by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow
As Appearing in Frontpage Mag
California Gov. Jerry Brown wants President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state – except of course, on Brown’s personal land.
In an attempt to lock in environmental protections before President-Elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Brown sent a letter this week to the president saying that allowing any new oil and gas drilling would be detrimental to climate change goals and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
President Barack Obama last month released a plan to ban any new drilling off the coasts of California, Oregon or Washington until 2022.