SACRAMENTO, CA – In a story Nov. 19 about California Gov. Gavin Newsom issuing a moratorium on permits for wells using high-pressure steam to extract oil, The Associated Press reported that a Chevron well suffered a massive leak, while others that use that method have not had spills. The story should have made clear some wells not owned by Chevron also have had spills.
Clarification: California-Oil Well Moratorium story
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, a crew works on seepage of 800,000 gallons of oil and brine water oil from an abandoned well in Chevron Corp's Cymric Oil Field in McKittrick, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has temporarily banned new oil wells in California if they use an extraction method that is linked to an ongoing oil spill in Kern County. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources announced it will not approve new oil wells that use high-pressure steam to soften the thick crude underground so it can flow more easily. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
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