Senator Grove Responds to Kern County Board of Supervisors Decision to File a Lawsuit Against the State of California

Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) responds to yesterday’s announcement by the Kern County Board of Supervisors of their decision to initiate a lawsuit against the State of California.

“I support the Kern County Board of Supervisors decision to file a lawsuit challenging Governor Newsom’s decision to ban fracking. Governor Newsom, himself, has said that he does not have the unilateral authority to ban fracking in the State of California, however, permits continue to be denied. Action must be taken in order for Kern County to continue providing over 70% of the state’s oil and gas supply, protect tens of thousands of jobs and uphold our State Constitution.”