California Attorney General Xavier Becerra came out Monday against a federal draft review concluding the oilfield procedure called fracking poses no threat to the environment.

Becerra, a frequent legal adversary of President Donald Trump, filed a public comment to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management asserting the agency's proposal to reopen 1.6 million acres of federal land to hydraulic fracturing ignores evidence the technique can pollute water and air and contribute to seismic activity. He said the BLM also failed to examine alternatives and downplayed the risks by underestimating how often fracking is done in California oil fields.

"California won't stand idly by while the Trump Administration pushes forward a project that endangers our communities and natural resources," Becerra said in a news release.

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mrdwm1

What he really means is, " California won't stand idly by, while that Trump guy creates yet even more good paying jobs".

dabonem

"California won't stand idly by while the Trump Administration pushes forward a project that endangers our communities and natural resources," Becerra said in a news release. Becerra has no problem with millions of immigrants who contribute to shrinking aquifers, increase traffic and the subsequent CO2 emissions, and generally add to the problems of failing infrastructure. Has he considered that maybe oil companies just want a better life?

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