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AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

California Gov. Jerry Brown attends the  Drive The Dream 2015, an event aimed at accelerating the continued adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in California.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown attends the Drive The Dream 2015, an event aimed at accelerating the continued adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in California.

(AP) Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California.

(AP) Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California.

After a phone call from the governor and follow-up requests from his aides, senior staffers in the state's oil and gas regulatory agency over at least two days produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, plus a personalized satellite-imaged geological and oil and gas drilling map for the area around Brown's family ranchland near the town of Williams.

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Guest:

Ellen Knickmeyer, AP reporter who wrote the piece Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

Jessica Levinson, professor at Loyola Law School and president of the L.A. Ethics Commission

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