AB 345:

Oil & Gas Health and Safety Buffer Zones


Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Would have established health and safety buffer zones surrounding oil and gas drilling by requiring a minimum setback distance between oil and gas facilities and sensitive sites such as homes, schools, daycares, playgrounds, hospitals, and health clinics. The passage of this bill would have brought us closer to protecting children and families from the hazards of living near oil and gas sites.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported

Top Priority Bill

Top Priority Bill


Passed Assembly 42-30

Died in Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee 4-5

Failed to pass the Legislature

Votes Scored

AB 345Assembly FloorJan. 27, 2020Passed
AB 345Senate Natural Resources & Water CommitteeAug. 5, 2020Failed
PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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