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Energy In Depth | November 26, 2014 | by Dave Quast
2) More production in California is good for the environment and for our economy. Many don’t realize that California uses every drop of oil that we produce in the state, and then some. In fact, we import half of the oil that we use by ship and by rail. Not only does importing oil have its own environmental footprint, and risks, but this imported oil is produced in places like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia – places with much more lax environmental regulations than we have. Every drop of oil that we produce in California, then, is a drop that we don’t import and a drop that reduces global carbon emissions.
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