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: Oakland Police Chief Armstrong Appeals to Public in Wake of City's 100th Homicide; 'We Gotta Do the Work'
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: East Bay Construction Company Owners Charged With $5M Workers' Compensation Fraud
Monterey County is the state’s fourth-biggest oil-producing county. It’s the seventh county in California to ban fracking.MORE NEWS: 2 Die In Separate Weekend Crashes In San Francisco
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