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California Democrats Move To Ban Fracking In State

By Robin Wilkey

California Democrats almost unanimously approved a progressive platform Sunday that included a proposed ban on fracking, breaking with Gov. Jerry Brown, who has indicated a willingness to explore the practice.

The issue of the ban came during this weekend’s California Democrats State Convention, a three-day meeting in Los Angeles that brought together state Democratic leaders including Gov. Brown, State Attorney General Kamala Harris, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as about 3,000 delegates and guests. Other issues on the platform included an adjusted minimum wage, an end to solitary confinement …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green