Shale drilling advocates make their case to panel

Shale drilling advocates make their case to panel

The Salinas Californian | April 05, 2014 | by The Salinas Californian

State GOP Sen. Jean Fuller — whose district includes Kern County, California’s top oil producer, and much of the San Joaquin Valley — blamed “special interests and some legislators in Sacramento” for impeding the valley’s economic progress.

“If California’s pioneering spirit is allowed to flourish, without undue regulations and excessive extraction taxes, the upside to the entire region is unlimited,” she testified. “Not only will my district see an economic benefit, but so will the entire state.”

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