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McCarthy on California’s Decision to Sue Administration Over Hydraulic Fracturing Review

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement in response to the state of California’s plans to sue the Trump Administration over the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on hydraulic fracturing:

“The state’s decision to once again sue the Trump Administration – this time by refusing to accept the BLM’s science-based analysis – is another political stunt that will adversely impact the people who call California home. The oil and gas industry annually contribute over 350,000 jobs to California’s economy, many of which come from the Central Valley and Kern County. Our citizens already pay exorbitant amounts at the pump, and today’s announcement will block responsible energy development, making California an even more expensive place to live. Rather than following science as the BLM did, the California Attorney General has decided to pursue litigation that will only make our state more reliant on foreign crude oil and destroy even more well-paying oilfield jobs across our communities.”

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