Oil providers could encounter greater fines, beefed up enforcement less than new legislation

A new legislation developed to strengthen California’s enforcement powers against petroleum corporations who bring about significant oil spills or other dangers was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. But a important oil spill is even now jogging, the state’s oil regulator admitted in an email about the new regulation, 20 years soon after it was very first reported, and it really is unclear if Chevron is nonetheless profiting off the crude, or at any time compensated a $2.7 million high-quality.

Assembly Invoice 631 was authored in reaction to a Desert Sunlight and ProPublica probe that found the state company charged with regulating fossil fuel businesses experienced a spotty enforcement document, and had gathered zero fines in 2020 in spite of amped up penalty powers.

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