NEW: California is now the first state to declare an end to oil extraction in the country.
Today, we're announcing that we will phase out all oil extraction — as part of a world-leading effort to achieve carbon neutrality — and ban fracking by 2024.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 23, 2021
California is the 7th largest oil producing state in the union, contributing 8.3% of the nation’s oils production.
California should not be allowed to do this, hobbling a strategic national resource.
This will do untold damage to our economy, driving up gas prices and increasing our dependence on foreign oil.
In 2024 when this goes into effect, President DeSantis needs to invade California like Iraq to get the oil flowing again.