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Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784 Statement on SB 350

After legislative leaders amended California Senate Bill 350 under pressure from the oil industry, Strategy and Communications Director Jamie Henn issued the following statement:
"Big Oil succeeded in gutting one of the most important provisions of this bill. Let's face it: Governor Brown got his hat handed to him. Now, the clearest way he can fight back against the industry is by banning fracking in California -- and that's something he can do on his own, without the State Legislature. California has already dethroned King Coal--today's news that the UC system will be joining the state's pension funds in beginning to divest is a major step forward. Now, it's time to take on Big Oil with everything we've got."

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