WILL CALIFORNIA’S DIRTY OIL BUSINESS SOIL GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN’S CLIMATE LEGACY? | Newsweek

‘…To wit, while Brown warns often in speeches that one-third of the world’s oil reserves must remain untouched to avert climate catastrophe, the governor has not done much to keep California’s reserves in the ground. To the contrary: In 2011 Brown flagrantly axed two state regulators for holding drillers to account for their environmental infractions. In 2013, he inserted last-minute amendments into a bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing and acidizing — dissolving rock with toxic chemicals to access trapped oil. And while he managed to extend California’s greenhouse-gas trading market, cap-and-trade, as far out as 2030, he did so in collaboration with oil lobbyists, who saw many of their demands included in the bill.’

Source: WILL CALIFORNIA’S DIRTY OIL BUSINESS SOIL GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN’S CLIMATE LEGACY?  | Newsweek