SACRAMENTO April 28, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after President Trump directed the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California:

“We will vigorously oppose new drilling off the shores of our coast. California is leading the way in clean energy production and policies that preserve our state’s pristine natural resources. Instead of taking us backwards, the federal government should work with us to advance the clean energy economy that’s creating jobs, providing energy and preserving California’s natural beauty.”