(KQED) California lawmakers need to create a package of legislation that limits multiple kinds of oil drilling, not just hydraulic fracturing, if they want to respond effectively to the world's climate crisis, says the chairman of a key committee that regulates the industry.
"Fracking is a good place to start, and obviously it's going to make headlines," said state Sen. Henry Stern, D-Los Angeles, who chairs the Natural Resources and Water Committee.
But, he added, "It won't solve the entire problem of oil drilling in people's backyards. We've actually got to leave more of this stuff in the ground."
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