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Jackson and Muratsuchi Reintroduce CA Bill to Halt New Federal Offshore Oil Drilling
by Dan Bacher
In a major conflict of interest, the same Western States Petroleum Association President who led a campaign to stop the bill last year also chaired the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern California. The “marine protected areas” created under the leadership of her and other task force members with major conflicts of interest fail to protect the ocean from offshore oil drilling, fracking, pollution, military testing and all human impacts on the ocean other than fishing and gathering.
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