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Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) acknowledged the transition to renewable energy sources and zero-emissions vehicles has left the state dependent on foreign oil imports. Speaking during a webinar hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance as part of NYC Climate Week, Newsom announced the state’s plan to halt all sales of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and his request of the state legislature to ban fracking, which he said would quicken California’s transition to renewable energy sources.

Joe Biden ascended to the position of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee last week after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his campaign, shifting the focus to who he will pick as his vice presidential running mate and their positions on oil and natural gas development.

Consumers are getting caught in the crossfire of environmental activists’ war against natural gas and the new battlefield is in the kitchen. Environmentalists began collaborating with state government officials from across the United States at a closed-door gathering in New York this summer to lay out the plans for policies that would prevent consumers from using natural gas to cook their food or heat their homes. 

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New Mexico state officials are proud of their state’s oil and gas industry—and the benefits that brings to education and infrastructure. This was a recurring theme at the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA)’s annual meeting in Santa Fe, where state officials praised the industry’s growth and contributions.