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Governor's future not as big as Texas

State workers reportedly researched Brown family ranch for oil potential

Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research the oil and gas potential of his family's Northern California ranch, the Associated Press has learned through records it obtained through state open-records law.

Jerry Brown

Brown had regulators research, map, and report back on any mining and oil-drilling potential and history on private land near the town of Williams that has been in the Brown family for more than a century. The workers produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, plus a personalized satellite-imaged geological oil and gas-drilling map, says the Associated Press.

The governor was told that prospects were "very low" for commercial drilling or mining.

California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources said the work was a legal and proper use of public resources — "no more than the general public would get," according to the AP. "But oil industry experts said they could not recall a similar example of anyone getting that kind of state work done for private property."

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Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research the oil and gas potential of his family's Northern California ranch, the Associated Press has learned through records it obtained through state open-records law.

Jerry Brown

Brown had regulators research, map, and report back on any mining and oil-drilling potential and history on private land near the town of Williams that has been in the Brown family for more than a century. The workers produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, plus a personalized satellite-imaged geological oil and gas-drilling map, says the Associated Press.

The governor was told that prospects were "very low" for commercial drilling or mining.

California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources said the work was a legal and proper use of public resources — "no more than the general public would get," according to the AP. "But oil industry experts said they could not recall a similar example of anyone getting that kind of state work done for private property."

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After over fifty years in the state, and repeated Brown governor-ships, this is the first I've heard about that family owning a ranch. While I doubt that owning it had much effect on this governor or his father as to policies followed, it would have been relevant to know about it.

So, will he and his sister reimburse the state for the expense of producing the report? LOL

Nov. 6, 2015

Visduh: At this point, Jerry Brown says he did nothing wrong. According to the state, anybody can get such service from the bureaucracy. If so, that practice should be banished immediately. The state can hardly afford that. My guess is that Brown and the state government are lying: ordinary people cannot get this service. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 6, 2015

I agree. While this may be legal, in order for others to qualify they probably need to jump through endless bureaucratic hoops, and then if they successfully negotiate that gauntlet, end up on a 99-year waiting list. As a practical matter few, if any, ordinary property owners ever get that treatment.

Nov. 8, 2015

Visduh: Politicians tell whoppers so easily. Look at Trump, Carson. The Brown family has long been good at lying. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 8, 2015

Where do I go to get state employees to comprehensively examine my property and deliver a 51 page report on what they find?

There is approximately a 0% chance that Brown is telling the truth here.

Nov. 8, 2015

jnojr: I think 0% chance is pretty close to the mark. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 8, 2015

I guess Gov. Brown was hoping for a windfall.

Nov. 9, 2015

eastlaker: That is a good assumption. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 9, 2015

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