SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is firing California’s high oil and fuel regulator over a rise in state permits for hydraulic fracturing and allegations of battle of curiosity amongst senior officers.
Newsom’s chief of workers requested the state’s pure sources secretary to fireside Ken Harris on Thursday.
Ann O’Leary’s request got here hours after advocacy teams Client Watchdog and and FracTracker Allliance launched a report displaying officers working within the division of oil and fuel personal inventory in firms they’re chargeable for regulating. It additionally confirmed the division has drastically elevated fracking permits.
Harris has led the state’s Division of Oil, Gasoline and Geothermal Assets in 2015.
O’Leary says Newsom was unaware of the rise in fracking permits and that he’s involved about fracking’s environmental affect.
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