California officials, protesters fight offshore drill plans

  • Bill Pinkham, of Richmond, joined other protestors against oil drilling off the California Coast in a march from the state Capitol to a hearing by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. It’s the only public hearing in California on a Trump administration plan to propose six sales of drilling rights off the state’s coast. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Commissions that oversee coastal lands and water pushed the Trump administration to leave California out of plans to expand offshore drilling, saying the state will throw up any barriers possible to prevent pumping and transportation of oil.