MONTEREY (CBS / AP) – Voters in an oil-producing county in California have cracked down on fracking and new oil-well drilling.
Monterey County voters adopted a ballot measure Tuesday that will phase out new oil drilling and ban fracking.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: San Francisco Still Set On Vaccinating All Residents By June, 66% Have Received At Least 1 Dose
Oil companies had helped raise more than $5 million against the measure. Bernie Sanders and actor Leonardo DiCaprio were among those campaigning for the Monterey County fracking ban.READ MORE: UPDATE: Early Morning Looting Caravan Targets Stores In Emeryville, Oakland; One Suspect Arrested
Monterey County is the state’s fourth-biggest oil-producing county. It’s the seventh county in California to ban fracking.MORE NEWS: Pleasant Hill Police Request Help Finding Missing 10-Year-Old Girl
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