A new poll indicates most Californians are in favor of banning off-shore fracking.

Patrick Sullivan, with the Center for Biological Diversity, says a majority of those surveyed also feel strongly against the unloading of chemicals associated with fracking.

"Sixty-five percent of Californians want oil companies stopped from dumping fracking chemicals directly into our ocean," Sullivan said. 

The Center for Biological Diversity commissioned the poll which comes out as the California Coastal Commission meets in San Diego.  

Fracking is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure in order to break shale rocks to release natural gas inside.