Muratsuchi to Reintroduce Legislation to Halt New Federal Offshore Drilling

Sunday, January 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement Jan. 4 to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) are reintroducing legislation to ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development.

In the Assembly, Muratsuchi will introduce Assembly Bill 1775, jointly authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), and in the Senate, Jackson will carry Senate Bill 834, which is jointly authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens).