Thursday, December 3, 2015

California's Head Oil Regulator Resigns Amid Latest Brown Administration Scandal

From:  Truth Out 

Thursday, 03 December 2015 00:00  
By an Bacher, Bay Area Independent Media Center | Report 


As Governor Jerry Brown reels from a series of scandals involving the capture of the regulatory apparatus in California under his administration, Brown announced the resignation of his head oil regulator, Steven Bohlen, on November 30.

Brown also announced the appointment of Ken Harris of Davis to replace Bohlen as California Department of Conservation Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) supervisor.

Bohlen's resignation took place after an Associated Press story revealed that Jerry Brown ordered Bohlen to survey the land on the Governor's private ranch about the potential for oil drilling. This investigation raised questions about whether the Governor was illegally using state resources for his own personal gain. MORE