There was a time when a million acres of land were available in California for oil and gas leasing and hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Then California’s Attorney General, Governor, and “other state agencies” sued, claiming that the Bureau of Land Management’s environmental impact analysis was inadequate. BLM then settled. Under the terms of BLM’s sue-and-settle agreement,
until the Bureau conducts a supplemental environmental review of the project, new oil and gas leases will not be granted in central California….
Three guesses when that review will be begun, and you get a pass on the first two.
This is the duplicity with which President Joe Biden (D) inveighs against oil and natural gas producers for not producing more.