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Key State Lawmakers to Call for Hearings Into Chevron Oil Spill – KQED

Image showing portion of dry creekbed fouled by oil spill at a Chevron well site in Kern County. (California Department of Conservation)


The two top California lawmakers that oversee the state’s oil industry plan to call for hearings into a recent, massive oil spill in Kern County and revelations that officials at the agency that regulate oil wells held investments in the companies they were supposed to keep watch over.