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Das Williams

APNewsBreak: Only 1 Californian got custom oil map _ Brown

State officials have defended Gov. Jerry Brown's request to have regulators map and study his family's ranch for oil, gas and mining potential — arguing that the work by the state was nothing the agency wouldn't do for other members of the public.

But The Associated Press found no records that show anyone else received the same level of service on private land — and one state lawmaker was even told that state officials couldn't help him map oil wells that were potentially endangering drinking water supplies in his Southern California district.

The state provided the AP late Thursday with dozens of pages of what they said were similar examples to what Brown...