CalGEM Denies 14 More of Aera’s Fracking Permits Citing Public Health And Climate Concerns

Agency’s move follows denial of 21 other fracking permits from Aera this year.

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Climate and Energy

For Immediate Release

Sacramento, CA — CalGEM has denied 14 more fracking permit applications of Aera Energy, citing concerns about the impacts to climate and public health. Governor Newsom has faced increasing pressure to speed up the timeline to ban fracking, which currently remains 2024. 

“Another denial of 14 fracking permits is a victory for frontline communities and all of California,” said Food & Water Watch’s California Director Alexandra Nagy. “Every day we have fresh evidence of the devastating impact of a warming climate and the need to stop fossil fuel extraction once and for all. CalGEM is denying these fracking permits for all the right reasons. The next move for Governor Newsom is clear: we must end fracking and oil drilling now and institute 2,500 foot safety buffers immediately to protect our frontline communities. California’s future depends on our Governor taking this essential next step.”

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