SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he wants to ban fracking in the state by 2024 and halt all oil extraction by 2045.
Newsom made the announcement Friday.
A ban on fracking failed to pass the state Legislature last week. Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, a process for extracting oil embedded deep underground.
Environmental advocates oppose it, citing its harm to the environment and public health. California would be the largest oil-producing state to ban fracking.
Last year, Newsom ordered regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars in the state by 2035.