Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Fracking puts California governor, environmentalists at odds

Protesters prepare to take down a makeshift oil derrick that was set up in front of the California State Office Building to protest fracking in San Francisco, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. California Gov. Jerry Brown has angered environmental activists for his refusal to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, for oil. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the 1970s, the environmental movement had no bigger political hero than California Gov. Jerry Brown. He cracked down on polluters, ended tax breaks for oil companies and promoted solar energy.

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