AB 345 (Muratsuchi)

California does not currently restrict how close oil and gas extraction activities can occur in proximity to sensitive receptors such as schools, homes, and hospitals. On November 19, 2019, the California Department of Conservation's Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) issued a press release announcing its intent to "establish a transparent set of rules designed to protect residents and communities near oil and gas extraction sites." CalGEM stated that it planned to "consider a range of protective measures, including prohibiting oil and gas activities within close proximity of homes, schools, hospitals, and parks."

AB 345, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, provides criteria to help guide CalGEM's rulemaking process to protect residents and communities near oil and gas extraction sites. AB 345 specifically includes measures to enhance public participation, establish resources for community groups to participate, and to direct CalGEM to establish a minimum setback distance between oil and gas activities and sensitive receptors.

Click here to read the full text of AB 345.

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