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Governor Newsom Adds New Oil And Natural Gas Extraction Regulations

Governor Gavin Newsom added new regulations on natural gas fracking and oil drilling Tuesday, while also calling for the closure of some facilities.

New regulations

As of Wednesday, gas companies engaging in fracking, the process where gas wells are drilled before pumping them with water to release the gas below, will now have to be independently reviewed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory experts to make sure that all regulations and environmental measures are being taken. The state will also give a separate audit to ensure that all regulations and laws are being met.