California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law this weekend a bill that aims to make drilling for oil and gas off the state‚Äôs coast unprofitable. CBS reports that the bill, introduced by Senator Hannah Beth Jackson, sought to deter oil and gas drillers by banning infrastructure necessary for offshore drilling, including docks, pipelines, and other onshore installations. The state cannot ban drilling in federal waters, but it can make it more difficult and expensive in line with a policy drive in the state to shift away from fossil fuels. However, data from the California Energy Commission recently cited by the Daily Caller, revealed that California has not become less reliant on crude oil despite the shift towards renewable energy. In fact, it seems the state refines as much oil today as it did back in 1982, but with one marked difference: 30 years ago, most of the oil California […]