Becky Yeh from OneNewsNow
Though he has been a longtime maverick of environmental regulations, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has lately signaled his support for oil companies and their push for more drilling. The state’s struggling economy is one of the reasons why Brown is trying to loosen environmental laws. He sparked environmental changes when he implemented the nation’s first energy-efficient standards in the 1970s, passed anti-smog laws, and halted offshore drilling.
Borelli, Tom (FreedomWorks)Now, Tom Borelli of FreedomWorks tells OneNewsNow environmentalists are concerned that the Democrat is showing more favor toward oil companies.
“The way out of our economic problems and the way to economic prosperity is to really develop our natural resources, especially the fossil fuel natural resources, which are coal, oil, and natural gas,” he explains. “The problem, of course, is that the environmental activists in the state of California are very powerful, and they will probably try to block development of natural resources and the economic boom that would follow that.”
Brown has signaled a desire to relax California’s Environmental Quality Act,
Holy Guacomole, Batman; did Gov. Moonbeam just have a conservative moment?!?