California’s governor plans state ban on fracking by 2024

World Today


The state of California has never been shy about taking on environmental challenges.

In an effort to phase out fossil fuels, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced California would ban fracking by 2024 — a drilling process that involves injecting toxic chemicals into the ground. 

Labor unions are now worried that the move could leave thousands of people without jobs, while environmental groups see it as only a small step in the right direction.