Drilling foes rally at state Capitol against Trump’s offshore oil plan

SACRAMENTO — Impassioned speeches from oil-drilling foes on the steps of the state Capitol on Thursday sounded like echo from earliest days of the environmental movement in California — and a crowd of about 700 people opposing the Trump administration’s expansive offshore extraction plan relished every word.

Kathleen Treseder, an ecology professor from UC Irvine, won applause for her opening comment: “I am a scientist.”