Majority Leader Hertzberg Provides Statement Regarding Decision on Fracking Bill

April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement in response to today’s vote on SB 467:

“As a lifelong advocate for California’s environment, I believe our world must transition away from fossil fuels and address the looming threat of climate change,” says Senator Hertzberg. “But the bill before us today does nothing to foster that transition by reducing demand for oil in our state or in the global marketplace.”

“It simply makes no sense to replace oil produced in California -- which has the strictest environmental standards in the world -- for oil extracted from places where regulation is lax or non-existent, while putting thousands of our hard-working neighbors out of work in the process.”

“While I deeply respect the concerns of the author and the supporters of this legislation, I believe the science-based approach underway at CalGEM is more practical and responsible than the bill before us today.”

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Media Contact: Cindy Baker
Cindy.Baker@sen.ca.gov
Communications Director
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 313
(530)966-4143