APNewsBreak: Only 1 Californian got custom oil map _ Brown

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State officials have defended Gov. Jerry Brown's request to have regulators map 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.

The state provided the AP late Thursday with dozens of pages of what they said were similar examples to what Brown received in June 2014 when he asked state regulators to research and map his ranch. The new records show occasions when state regulators provided public entities and officials with existing maps. None of the new records showed anyone getting a custom map of private property.

A state spokeswoman has called the AP's report "disingenuous."