California Sues Trump Administration To Reinstate Rules On Fracking
The lawsuit cites public health concerns as one of the reasons the regulations should be brought back.
New Lawsuit In California Vs. Trump Seeks To Tighten Rules On Fracking
California, the third-largest oil producing state in the nation, on Wednesday sued the Trump administration to reinstate an Obama-era rule governing hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra argued the move by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to repeal regulations on fracking represents a threat to public health and the environment. (Hart, 1/24)
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California Cites Tesla For Poor Hazardous Chemical Training At Factory
As Tesla ramps up production of its new Model 3 sedan, California’s workplace safety watchdog has cited the company for alleged violations of state labor law, most of them related to the handling of hazardous chemicals at the automaker’s Fremont factory. In a citation sent to Tesla on Jan. 17, the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health — or Cal/OSHA — proposed fining the company $4,455 and gave Tesla 15 days to appeal. Tesla said Wednesday that it would appeal the citation. (Baker, 1/24)