2020 - Assembly Bill 345 (Muratsuchi, Al), Environmental Justice and Regulation of Oil and Gas Operations (Dead)
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Would have required the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), by July 1, 2022, to adopt regulations to protect public health and safety near oil and gas extraction activities, including the establishment of minimum setback distances, as specified. The bill would have required CalGEM to consult with CARB and incorporate expertise and data from CARB’s ongoing monitoring program when developing the regulations. The bill also would have required the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to create an environmental justice program within the Natural Resources Agency. Was not heard in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.