Press Releases


Senator Monique Limón (D- Santa Barbara) and Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) released the following statement today regarding Governor Newsom’s announcement to end fracking in California by 2025, and direct the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to “analyze pathways phase out oil extraction across the state by no later than 2045.”

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Monique Limon (D- Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Steve Bennett (D-Ventura) introduced legislation today to protect taxpayers from bearing the significant costs associated with idle and deserted oil wells. The legislation will establish an industry-funded mechanism to employ workers to plug deserted wells and give the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) more authority to pursue companies that have failed to pay required fees.