Most Oil And Gas Development On Federal And State Land Is Blocked Under New Law
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 342 into law, making it illegal to have oil and gas pipeline leases on state owned land.
AB 342 marks a halt in a recently enacted policy in Washington that allows drilling and related infrastructure construction on Federally owned areas in the National Park System. As most of those park lands are surrounded by or immediately adjacent to state owned land, nearly all affected areas would be either extremely difficult or impossible to build out from.
Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi