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1/17, 8:25 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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California takes Trump admin to court over fracking

The State of California sued the Bureau of Land Management on Friday over the plan to allow new lease for gas and oil drilling on federal land in the Golden State.

"The risks to both people and the environment associated with fracking are simply too high to ignore," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote in a statement.

Back in December, the Trump administration ended a five-year moratorium on gas and crude drilling in California by allowing new oil drilling leases in eight counties in the central part of the state, the move Becerra described "not only misguided but downright dangerous."

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