Kassie Siegel tells ABC News she expects the revised estimate to change Brown's position. "It's a no-brainer, now, for Brown to end fracking," she says. "That's the next logical step: Brown drops his support."
A spokesman for the governor, asked if his position had changed, said the governor would not be commenting. He directed ABC News to comments Brown had made Sunday in a TV interview: "Fracking, which is called well stimulation...has been going on in California for more than 50 years. So, we are not gonna shut down a third of our oil production and force more oil coming [in] from North Dakota."
Californians, he noted, "drive 332 billion--that's billion--miles a year, fed almost entirely by oil products, so we have got to start hammering at the demand, as well as the sources of fossil fuel."