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In counterpunch to Trump, California bans state agencies from helping O&G leasing in PAs

California won’t help companies that want to explore federal monuments and parks for oil and gas.

In another rebuke to the Trump administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Oct. 12 signed a bill that would prohibit state agencies from issuing permits or leases that link to new oil and gas projects on land that is—or was at one time—protected by federal authorities.

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