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From the Energy section:

Trump could open more federal land in California to oil and gas drilling, although the process takes time and would be hampered by relatively low oil prices. He could also reopen federal waters off the coast to new oil exploration and drilling, but only with a fight. To prevent such a move, Gov. Jerry Brown last month urged President Obama to impose a permanent ban on drilling off the California coast, but Obama has not acted on the request. “California has been careful to make sure our leadership is rooted in strong state legislation,” said Laura Wisland, a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “On the electricity side, there isn’t much a Trump administration could change.”

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