Monterey County voters ban fracking

By The Associated Press

Voters in an oil-producing county in California have cracked down on fracking and new oil-well drilling.

 

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.

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.

Monterey County is the state's fourth-biggest oil-producing county. It's the seventh county in California to ban fracking.

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