Gov. Newsom Calls for A Ban on Fracking in California

Gov. Newsom Calls for A Ban on Fracking in California

October 7, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom has thrust himself to the forefront of the eco-left’s war on fossil fuels. Last month, he promised to phase out gas-powered vehicles and called for an end to fracking in California.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

A debate over fracking at the state Capitol would crack open ever-widening fissures in the Democratic Party between liberals in coastal and urban areas, who are propelling California’s quest to reverse climate change, and moderates representing some inland communities that they say stand to lose thousands of working-class jobs.

“They’re not just jobs. They’re good-paying, middle-class, union jobs that are going to be lost,” said Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), who represents the eastern San Gabriel Valley and is the newly chosen leader of a bloc of moderate Democrats in the lower house. “What are we going to do for them? Where are they going to go?”

Environmental radicalism is starting to cause a divide within the democratic party. Representatives in the party are openly speaking out against the extremist ideas being brought forth, like a ban on fracking.

Robbie Hunter, president of the State Building and Construction Trade Council of California said, “It’s a classic effort to trim the industry here in California. We’re being elitist saying that, ‘Well, we won’t do it here, but the rest of the world can supply us.’ We think an across-the-board ban on fracking is another stab to kill the industry and stop us from meeting our own energy needs.”

Coastal liberal elites should stop pushing policies to advance their own political agenda and please the eco-extremists demanding radical overhaul. Gov. Newsom is pushing a massive overreach that will cost his residents even more and is deaf to America’s current economic situation.