A proposal by the Trump administration to open up more than a million acres of federal public land in California to hydraulic fracturing could be a good opportunity for producers while other experts say it is not economical.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made the first move to open up 1.6 million acres in California for new oil and natural gas leases. The government agency said the lands managed by them in San Luis Obispo, Fresno and six other San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast counties are being considered.

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